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.

The Crisis

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Release Date: 2003-05
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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.

Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: John A. Kirk
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230207813
Release Date: 2007-08-21
Genre: History

Drawing upon a wide-ranging selection of scholarship and popular history, this invaluable sourcebook throws a powerful light on the civil rights movement and its most influential leader. Debates that until now have been carried out across a variety of books and journals are here brought together for the first time in a clear and insightful volume which introduces readers to key topics, debates and writers in the field. Martin Luther King, Jr and the Civil Rights Movement covers wider movement issues such as: - national and local leadership styles - the role of women and gender - violence and non-violence - integration and separatism. It also examines specific issues related to King, including: - family, church and educational influences - oratory and authorship - King's relationship with Malcolm X and other leaders - King's more radical stand during the final years of his life - controversies and debates surrounding his assassination - ongoing efforts to commemorate King's achievements. Authoritative and stimulating this is an essential resource for anyone with an interest in the man and the movement.

Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Christopher M. Richardson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810880375
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Political Science

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement is a guide to the history of the African-American struggle for equal rights in the United States. This dictionary has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, significant legal cases, local struggles, forgotten heroes, and prominent women in the Movement.

The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement

Author: David C. Carter
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469606576
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Genre: History

After the passage of sweeping civil rights and voting rights legislation in 1964 and 1965, the civil rights movement stood poised to build on considerable momentum. In a famous speech at Howard University in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that victory in the next battle for civil rights would be measured in "equal results" rather than equal rights and opportunities. It seemed that for a brief moment the White House and champions of racial equality shared the same objectives and priorities. Finding common ground proved elusive, however, in a climate of growing social and political unrest marked by urban riots, the Vietnam War, and resurgent conservatism. Examining grassroots movements and organizations and their complicated relationships with the federal government and state authorities between 1965 and 1968, David C. Carter takes readers through the inner workings of local civil rights coalitions as they tried to maintain strength within their organizations while facing both overt and subtle opposition from state and federal officials. He also highlights internal debates and divisions within the White House and the executive branch, demonstrating that the federal government's relationship to the movement and its major goals was never as clear-cut as the president's progressive rhetoric suggested. Carter reveals the complex and often tense relationships between the Johnson administration and activist groups advocating further social change, and he extends the traditional timeline of the civil rights movement beyond the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Carolina Israelite

Author: Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9781469621043
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This first comprehensive biography of Jewish American writer and humorist Harry Golden (1903-1981)--author of the 1958 national best-seller Only in America--illuminates a remarkable life intertwined with the rise of the civil rights movement, Jewish popular culture, and the sometimes precarious position of Jews in the South and across America during the 1950s. After recounting Golden's childhood on New York's Lower East Side, Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett points to his stint in prison as a young man, after a widely publicized conviction for investment fraud during the Great Depression, as the root of his empathy for the underdog in any story. During World War II, the cigar-smoking, bourbon-loving raconteur landed in Charlotte, North Carolina, and founded the Carolina Israelite newspaper, which was published into the 1960s. Golden's writings on race relations and equal rights attracted a huge popular readership. Golden used his celebrity to editorialize for civil rights as the momentous story unfolded. He charmed his way into friendships and lively correspondence with Carl Sandburg, Adlai Stevenson, Robert Kennedy, and Billy Graham, among other notable Americans, and he appeared on the Tonight Show as well as other national television programs. Hartnett's spirited chronicle captures Golden's message of social inclusion for a new audience today.

The Crisis

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ISBN: UVA:X006175055
Release Date: 2003
Genre: African Americans


The Crisis

Author: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105115074184
Release Date: 2003
Genre: African Americans

A record of the darker races.

Hoffnung wagen

Author: Barack Obama
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641224240
Release Date: 2017-09-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Persönlich, glaubwürdig, visionär – Ansichten und Standpunkte des politischen Hoffnungsträgers der USA vor seiner Wahl 2008 Wie US-Senator Barack Obama im Wahljahr 2008 Millionen Menschen für sich gewann, ist Legende. Zu seinem schnell aufsteigenden Stern in hohem Maße beigetragen hat sein zuvor erschienenes Buch »Hoffnung wagen« (»The Audacity of Hope«). Hier präsentierte Obama sich als Mann der Integration, als Liberaler im positiven Sinn mit klaren Positionen. Uns allen machte er Hoffnung auf eine Renaissance des »besseren Amerika«. Nicht wenige wünschen sich Barack Obama heute sehnsüchtig zurück ins Weiße Haus.

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.

Labour History

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ISBN: NYPL:33433072978822
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Electronic journals


Race and the Assemblies of God Church

Author: Dr. Joe Newman
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ISBN: 1934043559
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

Newman chronicles the treatment of African Americans by the largest, predominantly white, Pentecostal denomination in the United States. The work concludes with an analysis of the 1994 event known as the "Miracle of Memphis," in which white Pentecostal denominations dissolved the racially segregated Pentecostal Fellowship of North America. (Christian)