Black and Mormon

Author: Newell G. Bringhurst
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252090608
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Religion

The year 2003 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the lifting of the ban excluding black members from the priesthood of the Mormon church. The articles collected in Newell G. Bringhurst and Darron T. Smith's Black and Mormon look at the mechanisms used to keep blacks from full participation, the motives behind the ban, and the kind of changes that have--and have not--taken place within the church since the revelation responsible for its end. This challenging collection is required reading for anyone concerned with the history of racism, discrimination, and the Latter-day Saints.

When Race Religion and Sport Collide

Author: Darron T. Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442217904
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book tells the story of Brandon Davies’ dismissal from BYU’s NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and sport in college athletics. Weaving together the history of black athletes and the black Mormon experience, the book offers a powerful analysis of the challenges facing black athletes today.

When Race Religion and Sport Collide

Author: Darron T. Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442217904
Release Date: 2015-10-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book tells the story of Brandon Davies’ dismissal from BYU’s NCAA playoff basketball team to illustrate the thorny intersection of religion, race, and sport in college athletics. Weaving together the history of black athletes and the black Mormon experience, the book offers a powerful analysis of the challenges facing black athletes today.

Coming On Strong

Author: Susan K Cahn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252097522
Release Date: 2015-02-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Acclaimed since its original publication, Coming on Strong has become a much-cited touchstone in scholarship on women and sports. In this new edition, Susan K. Cahn updates her detailed history of women's sport and the struggles over gender, sexuality, race, class, and policy that have often defined it. A new chapter explores the impact of Title IX and how the opportunities and interest in sports it helped create reshaped women's lives even as the legislation itself came under sustained attack.

White Parents Black Children

Author: Darron T. Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442207622
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Genre: Family & Relationships

Looks at the difficult issues of race in transracial adoptions -- particularly the most common adoption demographic of white parents with children from other racial and ethnic groups.

Brand Rewired

Author: Anne H. Chasser
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0470575425
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Law

Discover how the world's leading companies have added value to their company by rewiring the brand creation process Brand Rewired showcases the world's leading companies in branding and how they have added value to their company by rewiring the brand creation process to intersect strategic thinking about intellectual property without stifling creativity. Features interviews with executives from leading worldwide companies including: Kodak, Yahoo, Kraft, J.Walter Thompson, Kimberly Clark, Scripps Networks Interactive, the Kroger Company, GE, Procter & Gamble, LPK, Northlich and more Highlights how to maximize return on investment in creating a powerful brand and intellectual property portfolio that can be leveraged economically for many years to come Reveals how to reduce costs in the brand creation and legal process Illustrates how a brand strategy intersecting with an equally powerful intellectual property strategy produces a greater economic return and more rewards for the brand project leaders Innovative in its approach, Brand Rewired shows you how how leading companies are abandoning the old school research-and-development-driven innovation philosophy and evolving to a Brand Rewired approach of innovating at the consumer level, using multi-disciplinary teams to build a powerful brand and intellectual asset to maximize return on investment.

Saints Slaves and Blacks

Author: Newell G. Bringhurst
Publisher: Greg Kofford Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 1589586492
Release Date: 2018
Genre: History

Examines Mormonism in the context of American attitudes towards slavery and race, and the racial traditions it maintained for over a century. While Mormons may have drawn from a distinct theology to support racial views, their attitudes towards blacks were deeply-embedded in the national debates over slavery and anticipation of the last days.

Beyond C L R James

Author: John Nauright
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781610755344
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Beyond C. L. R. James brings together essays analyzing the intercon¬nections among race, ethnicity, and sport. Published in memory of C. L. R. James, the revolutionary sociologist and writer from Trinidad who penned the famous autobiographical account of cricket titled Beyond a Boundary, this collection of essays, many of which originated at the 2010 conference on race and ethnicity in sport at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill in Barbados, cover everything from Aborigines in sport and cricket and minstrel shows in Australia to Zulu stick fighting and football and racism in northern Ireland. The essays, divided into four sections that include introductory comments by each editor, are written by some of the more well-known sport historians in the world and characterized by a focus on the role of culture and sport in society in the context of both political economies and the state as well as colonial and postcolonial struggles. Included also are discussions on how sport at once brings people together, shapes the identities of its participants, and reflects the continuing search for social justice.

The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees

Author: James Mooney
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: UCSC:32106000541927
Release Date: 1891
Genre: Cherokee Indians

The sacred formulas here given are selected from a collection of about six hundred, obtained on the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina in 1887 and 1888, and covering every subject pertaining to the daily life and thought of the Indian, including medicine, love, hunting, fishing, war, self-protection, destruction of enemies, witchcraft, the crops, the council, the ball play, etc., and, in fact, embodying almost the whole of the ancient religion of the Cherokees. The original manuscripts, now in the possession of the Bureau of Ethnology, were written by the shamans of the tribe, for their own use, in the Cherokee characters invented by Sikw�ya (Sequoyah) in 1821, and were obtained, with the explanations, either from the writers themselves or from their surviving relatives.

From Bible Belt to Sunbelt Plain Folk Religion Grassroots Politics and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism

Author: Darren Dochuk
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079279
Release Date: 2010-12-13
Genre: History

A sweeping, five-decade history of the evangelical movement in southern California that explains an epochal realignment of American politics. From Bible Belt to Sun Belt tells the dramatic and largely unknown story of “plain-folk” religious migrants: hardworking men and women from Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas who fled the Depression and came to California for military jobs during World War II. Investigating this fiercely pious community at a grassroots level, Darren Dochuk uses the stories of religious leaders, including Billy Graham, as well as many colorful, lesser-known figures to explain how evangelicals organized a powerful political machine. This machine made its mark with Barry Goldwater, inspired Richard Nixon’s “Southern Solution,” and achieved its greatest triumph with the victories of Ronald Reagan. Based on entirely new research, the manuscript has already won the prestigious Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians. The judges wrote, “Dochuk offers a rich and multidimensional perspective on the origins of one of the most far-ranging developments of the second half of the twentieth century: the rise of the New Right and modern conservatism.”

Why Nations Fail

Author: Daron Acemoglu
Publisher: Crown Books
ISBN: 9780307719225
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre: Business & Economics

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

Black Elk Speaks

Author: John G. Neihardt
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438425405
Release Date: 2008-10-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.

The Mormon Church and Blacks

Author: Matthew L Harris
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252097843
Release Date: 2015-11-15
Genre: Religion

The year 1978 marked a watershed year in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it lifted a 126-year ban on ordaining black males for the priesthood. This departure from past practice focused new attention on Brigham Young's decision to abandon Joseph Smith's more inclusive original teachings. The Mormon Church and Blacks presents thirty official or authoritative Church statements on the status of African Americans in the Mormon Church. Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst comment on the individual documents, analyzing how they reflected uniquely Mormon characteristics and contextualizing each within the larger scope of the history of race and religion in the United States. Their analyses consider how lifting the ban shifted the status of African Americans within Mormonism, including the fact that African Americans, once denied access to certain temple rituals considered essential for Mormon salvation, could finally be considered full-fledged Latter-day Saints in both this world and the next. Throughout, Harris and Bringhurst offer an informed view of behind-the-scenes Church politicking before and after the ban. The result is an essential resource for experts and laymen alike on a much-misunderstood aspect of Mormon history and belief.

Beyond the Ring

Author: Jeffrey T. Sammons
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252061454
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Carefully documents the ruin waiting for almost all those ill-advised enough to become professional boxers. He confirms all the legends, of crime, of swindling, of the miserable economic rewards allotted to the vast majority of fighters. . . the traditional racism of the American ring. . . . No one, reading Sammons, can doubt that it is evil." -- Times Literary Supplement

Teaching All Nations

Author: Mitzi J. Smith
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451479898
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Religion