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We Ain't what We Ought to be

We Ain't what We Ought to be

The Black Freedom Struggle from Emancipation to Obama

  • Author: Stephen G. N. Tuck
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674036260
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 494
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Chronicles the struggles for African American freedoms and equality from the end of the Civil War to the current day, focusing on the achievements of grassroots activists and national leaders alike.

Book of African-American Quotations

Book of African-American Quotations

  • Author: Joslyn Pine
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486475891
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 203
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This collection cites approximately 100 well-known African Americans from all walks of life. Twentieth-century notables include Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, and Ralph Ellison, in addition to earlier figures such as George Washington Carver and Frederick Douglass, plus anonymous sources. Arranged alphabetically by author, the quotations cover a wide variety of subjects.

King

King

A Biography

  • Author: David Levering Lewis
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252094786
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 504
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Acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this foundational biography wends through the corridors in which King held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose career and mission enthrall scholars and general readers to this day. Updated with a new preface and more than a dozen photographs of King and his contemporaries, this edition presents the unforgettable story of King's life and death for a new generation.

King

King

A Biography

  • Author: David L. Lewis
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252006807
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 468
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An updated assessment of the political career of Dr. King and of his significance as a political leader.

God's Tapestry

God's Tapestry

Understanding and Celebrating Differences

  • Author: William M. Kondrath
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1566995353
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 285
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Our differences are our greatest blessings and our greatest challenges, maintains William Kondrath, Episcopal priest and seminary professor. Theologically and ecologically, differences foster life and growth, but discord within denominations and congregations frequently have to do with the inability of individuals and groups to deeply understand and value differences. In God's Tapestry, Kondrath shows us how to embrace our multiculturalism--our differences of race, culture, gender, age, theology, language, sexual identity, and so forth. He does this by exploring differences on four levels--personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural. He also demonstrates a threefold process for becoming multicultural: recognizing our differences, understanding those differences and their significance and consequences, and valuing or celebrating those differences. While ministry is the work of the faith community, not only ordained or professional staff, it is critical that leaders learn the art and skill of recognizing, understanding, and valuing differences. Then the congregations and agencies they serve, having learned and practiced the art and skill of celebrating differences, can be the yeast that brings this awareness of God's diverse blessings to the wider world.

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership

Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times

  • Author: Donald T. Phillips
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0759521093
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 384
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Guide to how the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can be used to effect positive, long-lasting change in any organization.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

MARTIN LUTHER KING

  • Author: Smt. Rajeshwari Krishna
  • Publisher: Sapna Book House (P) Ltd.
  • ISBN: 8128017659
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  • Page: 23
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Against the backdrop of beatings, killings, bombings, threats and imprisoning, emerged Martin Luther King, driven to uplift all Americans, even if it meant martyrdom. This biography is a stellar introduction to the foremost leader of the civil rights movement. In gripping narrative style, it describes young Martin as son and grandson of formidable preachers, drawn to his calling as a minister too, but as one who would take on the entrenched racism of the South, and North, through a nonviolent movement that changed the course of American history. King’s story is compelling, right from his early life in an insular community of blacks in Atlanta, to his education at Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary and Boston University, to his courtship of Coretta Scott leading into the early days of the civil rights movement, and his role of leadership in the major demonstrations and sit-ins that took place, mainly in the South. We gain critical insight into the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations, as King negotiated with the presidents for equal rights for blacks.

Littell's Living Age

Littell's Living Age

  • Author: Eliakim Littell,Robert S. Littell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Littell family
  • Page: N.A
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A Companion to Ronald Reagan

A Companion to Ronald Reagan

  • Author: Andrew L. Johns
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118607929
  • Category: History
  • Page: 696
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A Companion to Ronald Reagan evaluates in unprecedenteddetail the events, policies, politics, and people of Reagan’sadministration. It assesses the scope and influence of his variouscareers within the context of the times, providing wide-rangingcoverage of his administration, and his legacy. Assesses Reagan and his impact on the development of the UnitedStates based on new documentary evidence and engagementwith the most recent secondary literature Offers a mix of historiographic chapters devoted to foreign anddomestic policy, with topics integrated thematically andchronologically Includes a section on key figures associated politically andpersonally with Reagan

Fog of War

Fog of War

The Second World War and the Civil Rights Movement

  • Author: Kevin M. Kruse,Stephen Tuck
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199913420
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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It is well known that World War II gave rise to human rights rhetoric, discredited a racist regime abroad, and provided new opportunities for African Americans to fight, work, and demand equality at home. It would be all too easy to assume that the war was a key stepping stone to the modern civil rights movement. But Fog of War shows that in reality the momentum for civil rights was not so clear cut, with activists facing setbacks as well as successes and their opponents finding ways to establish more rigid defenses for segregation. While the war set the scene for a mass movement, it also narrowed some of the options for black activists. This collection is a timely reconsideration of the intersection between two of the dominant events of twentieth-century American history, the upheaval wrought by the Second World War and the social revolution brought about by the African American struggle for equality.