Ripples Of Hope

Author: Josh Gottheimer
Publisher: Civitas Books
ISBN: 9780786747658
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: History

Including a never-before published speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., this is the first compilation of its kind, bringing together the most influential and important voices from two hundred years of America's struggle for civil rights, including essential speeches from leaders, both famous and obscure. With voices as diverse as Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk, Betty Friedan, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth, this anthology constitutes a unique chronicle of the nation's civil rights movements and the critical issues they've tackled, from slavery and suffrage to immigration and affirmative action.This is an indispensable compilation of the words --the ripples of hope--that, collectively, have changed American history.

Ripples Of Hope

Author: Josh Gottheimer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780786747658
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: History

Including a never-before published speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., this is the first compilation of its kind, bringing together the most influential and important voices from two hundred years of America's struggle for civil rights, including essential speeches from leaders, both famous and obscure. With voices as diverse as Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk, Betty Friedan, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth, this anthology constitutes a unique chronicle of the nation's civil rights movements and the critical issues they've tackled, from slavery and suffrage to immigration and affirmative action.This is an indispensable compilation of the words --the ripples of hope--that, collectively, have changed American history.

Ripples of Hope

Author: Joshua Gottheimer
Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
ISBN: 0465027539
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

A stirring collection of civil rights speeches includes a never-before-published speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., in a volume that captures the civil rights movements of African Americans, gays, Asian Americans, women, and Hispanic Americans. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Power in Words

Author: Mary Frances Berry
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807001042
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Power in Words tells the behind-the-scenes story of how 18 speeches made a president. Berry and Gottheimer include a rich introduction to every speech that features political analysis and provides insight and historical context. Includes 18 full-length speeches. "Refer to this work to better understand and appreciate the power of words of our forty-fourth president." —Dana Perino, former White House press secretary.

American Rhetorical Discourse

Author: Ronald Forrest Reid
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: IND:30000100483092
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

American Rhetorical Discourse, Third Edition continues to build on the success of previous editions. This expanded collection reflects the diversity, significance, and method of speakers throughout American history by illuminating the evolution and accomplishment of rhetorical practice in American society. Rhetorical discourse engages the concerns that define public life, revealing a record of responses to the American experience that enrich the possibilities for future rhetoric. The variety of speakers in this volume emulates a spectrum of achievement and influence throughout American discourse. Each of the discourses presented in this distinguished collection is preceded by an informative and provocative commentary. These commentaries provide biographical information on the speaker, locate the speech in its historical time, and sketch the rhetorical situation to set the speech into its historical context. By highlighting the content of individual discourses, each commentary creates a solid basis for students to enlarge their understanding of history, broaden their perspective on the importance of the rhetorical moment, and improve their own rhetorical skills. The combination of commentary and speech provides an opportunity to explore a more sensitive analysis of a discourse, engaging and connecting the reader to the power and momentum of rhetoric.

Little Rock Girl 1957

Author: Shelley Tougas
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756544409
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explores and analyzes the historical context and significance of the newspaper photograph of African American Elizabeth Eckford trying to enter Little Rock, Arkansas's all-white Central High School in 1957.

Say It Loud

Author: Catherine Ellis
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595586278
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: History

Includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Angela Davis, Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Cornel West, and many others

Love Rise Up

Author: Steve Fellner
Publisher:
ISBN: 0984462961
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Poetry

Poetry. Introduction by Dale Davis. In LOVE RISE UP, readers will find genuine hope and inspired art in these lyrics, a desire to show the humanity behind the struggle for social justice. With courage, foresight, and even a good dose of humor, the poems in this collection address the causes and concerns of generations past and present, revealing ways to combat adversity with strength and integrity. Beginning with classic poets like Langston Hughes and highly-acclaimed, established poets including Sherman Alexie, Patricia Smith, and Martín Espada, LOVE RISE UP also celebrates new, emerging or never before published writers such as Gabriela Erandi Rico, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, and Patricia Jabbeh Wesley. With subjects ranging from the early Civil Rights movement to Occupy Wall Street and beyond, LOVE RISE UP offers a vivid portrait of resistance, triumph, compassion, and an eternal belief that our futures can be changed for the better.

Civil Rights Since 1787

Author: Jonathan Birnbaum
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814782156
Release Date: 2000-06
Genre: History

Winner of the 2001 Gustavus Myers Program Book Award. Contrary to simple textbook tales, the civil rights movement did not arise spontaneously in 1954 with the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. The black struggle for civil rights can be traced back to the arrival of the first Africans, and to their work in the plantations, manufacturies, and homes of the Americas. Civil rights was thus born as labor history. Civil Rights Since 1787 tells the story of that struggle in its full context, dividing the struggle into six major periods, from slavery to Reconstruction, from segregation to the Second Reconstruction, and from the current backlash to the future prospects for a Third Reconstruction. The "prize" that the movement has sought has often been reduced to a quest for the vote in the South. But all involved in the struggle have always known that the prize is much more than the vote, that the goal is economic as well as political. Further, in distinction from other work, Civil Rights Since 1787 establishes the links between racial repression and the repression of labor and the left, and emphasizes the North as a region of civil rights struggle. Featuring the voices and philosophies of orators, activists, and politicians, this anthology emphasizes the role of those ignored by history, as well as the part that education and religion have played in the movement. Civil Rights Since 1787 serves up an informative mix of primary documents and secondary analysis and includes the work of such figures as Ella Baker, Mary Frances Berry, Clayborne Carson, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Eric Foner, Herb Gutman, Fannie Lou Hamer, A. Leon Higginbotham, Darlene Clark Hine, Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Manning Marable, Nell Painter, Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward, A. Philip Randolph, Mary Church Terrell, and Howard Zinn.

Indivisible

Author: Gail Bush
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 9781603574174
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Anthology including over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice in American society. Foreword by COMMON"--

The Activist s Handbook

Author: Randy Shaw
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520274051
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Political Science

The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century details the impact of specific strategies on campaigns across the country, from Occupy Wall Street to battles over sweatshops, the environment, AIDS policies, education reform, homelessness, and more: How should activists use new media tools to expose issues and mobilize grassroots support? When should activists form coalitions, and with whom? How are students?be they DREAMers seeking immigration reform or college activists battling ever-increasing tuition costs?winning major campaigns? Whether it?s by inspiring "fear and loathing" in politicians, building diverse coalitions, using ballot initiatives, or harnessing the media, the courts, and the electoral process towards social change, Shaw?a longtime activist for urban issues?shows that with a plan, positive change can be achieved. Century details the impact of specific strategies on campaigns across the country, from Occupy Wall Street to battles over sweatshops, the environment, AIDS policies, education reform, homelessness, and more: How should activists use new media tools to expose issues and mobilize grassroots support? When should activists form coalitions, and with whom? How are students?be they DREAMers seeking immigration reform or college activists battling ever-increasing tuition costs?winning major campaigns? Whether it?s by inspiring "fear and loathing" in politicians, building diverse coalitions, using ballot initiatives, or harnessing the media, the courts, and the electoral process towards social change, Shaw?a longtime activist for urban issues?shows that with a plan, positive change can be achieved.

The Art of Communication

Author: Randy Fujishin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1442266228
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This third edition of The Art of Communication (previously titled Creating Communication) provides a brief, practical, and reader-friendly introduction to speech communication; Fujishin emphasizes face-to-face interactions while also addressing the role of technology and its influence on daily communication.

The Progress of Colored Women

Author: Mary Terrell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1987693779
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre:

Mary Church Terrell was an icon in the civil rights movement, advocating for equality and social justice for black women through a lifetime of campaigning and eloquent oration. Famed for being the first black woman to gain a college education in the United States, Mary Terrell put her education to great use. Beginning in the 1890s, she spoke publicly on a range of civil rights issues which black Americans and black women were deprived. Throughout these efforts, Terrell helped coordinate a series of local movements which campaigned for suffrage and enfranchisement for the black population. Mary Church Terrell began a trend in the civil rights movement; her language bursting with eloquence and sound reason, she argued for a better intellectual, social and economic life for black Americans. Black women, who lacked even the right to vote, were compelled to join and further the cause, which they did in their thousands. Living to the age of ninety, Terrell was a bridge between the Reconstruction era and the modern civil rights movement that sprung to prominence in the years following World War II. This edition of Terrell's famed lecture is accompanied by two others delivered during the early decades of her activism. Also included is a biographical introduction which summarizes the life and achievements of the author.

Where Do We Go from Here

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
ISBN: 0807000760
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: History

The celebrated civil rights leader outlines the trends in the African American struggle during the sixties, and pleads for peaceful coexistence between the African American and white communities.