Leaving Birmingham

Notes of a Native Son
Author: Paul Hemphill
Publisher: University Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817310226
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 351
View: 8283
P>Birmingham's history of racial violence and bigotry is the centerpiece of this intense and affecting memoir about family, society, and politics in a city still haunted by its notorious past. In 1963, Birmingham was the scene of some of the worst racial violence of the civil rights era. Police commissioner "Bull" Connor loosed dogs and turned fire hoses on black demonstrators; four young girls at Sunday school were killed when a bomb exploded in a black church; and Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote his famous letter from the Birmingham jail, defending his activism to fellow ministers. Birmingham native Paul Hemphill, disillusioned with his hometown, had left home to pursue a journalistic career, so he witnessed these historic events with the rest of the world through newspaper and television reports. "That grim old steel town," he writes, "was the most blatantly segregated city of its size in the United States of America, and most of us regarded it with the same morbid fascination that causes us to slow down and gawk at a bloody wreck on the highway." Thirty years later, Hemphill returned to Birmingham to explore the depths of change that had taken place in the decades since the violence. In this powerful memoir, he interweaves his own autobiography with the history of the city and the stories of two very different Birmingham residents: a wealthy white matron and the pastor of the city's largest black church. As he struggles to come to terms with his own conflicting feelings toward his father's attitudes, Hemphill finds ironic justice in the integration of his childhood neighborhood and a visit with the black family who moved into his family's former home.

Freeling's Railway Companion, from London to Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester, etc. (New edition, with latest corrections.).

Author: Arthur Freeling
Publisher: N.A
Page: 24
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Miracle in Birmingham

A Civil Rights Memoir, 1954-1965
Author: W. Edward Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780963886477
Category: Civil rights movements
Page: 201
View: 1754

Birmingham Foot Soldiers

Voices from the Civil Rights Movement
Author: Nick Patterson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625846967
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 6166
Reverends Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Young and Fred Shuttlesworth are iconic names associated with the Birmingham campaign of the civil rights movement. Credit also is due to many local residents who risked their lives for the cause. Myrna Carter Jackson holds no shame in the police record she garnered in protest of the harsh treatment of African Americans in the city. Carolyn Walker Williams, who knew the injustice blacks faced in East Birmingham even as a child, was arrested in protest for the first time while still in school. Gerald Wren grew up in the Smithfield neighborhood, part of which was nicknamed "Dynamite Hill" as a result of the bombings of blacks' houses, churches and schools. Join author Nick Patterson as he interviews some of Birmingham's foot soldiers and recounts the struggle and adversity overcome.

Rickwood Field: A Century in America's Oldest Ballpark

Author: Allen Barra
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393069338
Category: History
Page: 367
View: 3256
A best-selling author and sports columnist for the Wall Street Journal chronicles the history of Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama, the United States' oldest surviving professional baseball park and home field to the Negro Leagues of the early 20th century.

Renewing Birmingham

Federal Funding and the Promise of Change, 1929-1979
Author: Christopher MacGregor Scribner
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820323282
Category: History
Page: 188
View: 7837
Renewing Birmingham is the first book-length study of how federal funding helped transform a twentieth-century southern city. Christopher MacGregor Scribner shows that such funding not only aided Birmingham's transition from an industrial to a service economy but also led to redrawn avenues of power, influence, and justice in the city. By the 1960s Alabama's largest city faced wrenching changes brought on by economic decline, suburbanization, and racial tension. Decades in the making, these problems pitted old-guard politicians, manufacturing elites, and working-class whites against an alternative vision, kindled by federal dollars, of Birmingham's future. Scribner uses the Birmingham experience to trace the evolution of federal grants from extensions of Depression-era fiscal policy to instruments of social change. As he discusses federal backing of projects ranging from low-income housing to the University of Alabama Medical College, Scribner also shows how control of the grant purse, which once belonged exclusively to politicians, came to be shared with bureaucrats and activists, local and federal participants, and blacks and whites. Most important in Birmingham's case, debates over spending drew in entrepreneurs in fields as diverse as biomedicine and education, real estate and construction. This complicated bargaining and coalition-building sparked a "quiet revolution" that had begun hollowing out the core of Birmingham's old order even as civil rights protests cemented the city's segregationist reputation. Scribner stresses that the social benefits of Birmingham's economic rebirth reflected not so much a change of heart for the city as an admission that segregation was simply bad for business. As a new Birmingham ascended--and became less distinguishable from other American cities--aspects of its racist, elitist past persisted. In learning the particulars of Birmingham we come closer to understanding how the South can be at odds with the rest of the country even as it participates in national trends.

Birmingham Broadcasting

Author: Tim Hollis
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439617333
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 128
View: 3796
Birmingham, Alabama, has enjoyed a long and distinguished broadcasting history. The city’s first radio station aired in 1922, and television arrived in 1949. Both media produced personalities who became household names in the city. Audiences came to know Joe Rumore, Tommy Charles, Country Boy Eddy, Cousin Cliff Holman, Rosemary, Pat Gray, Tom York, and many others as if they were members of their own families. Even the commercials became as memorable as the news, entertainment, talk, and children’s shows they interrupted.

Cornish's Stranger's Guide through Birmingham ... Eighth edition, improved and enlarged, with a map and engravings

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: 140
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But for Birmingham

The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle
Author: Glenn T. Eskew
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807846674
Category: History
Page: 434
View: 8031
Historian Glenn Eskew describes the changing face of Birmingham's civil rights campaign, from the politics of accommodation practiced by the city's black bourgeoisie in the 1950s to local pastor Fred L. Shuttlesworth's groundbreaking use of nonviolent direct action to challenge segregation during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. 25 illustrations.

Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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How Black Intellectuals Have Abandoned the Ideals of the Civil Rights Era
Author: Houston A. Baker Jr.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231511442
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 2165
Houston A. Baker Jr. condemns those black intellectuals who, he believes, have turned their backs on the tradition of racial activism in America. These individuals choose personal gain over the interests of the black majority, whether they are espousing neoconservative positions that distort the contours of contemporary social and political dynamics or abandoning race as an important issue in the study of American literature and culture. Most important, they do a disservice to the legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and others who have fought for black rights. In the literature, speeches, and academic and public behavior of some black intellectuals in the past quarter century, Baker identifies a "hungry generation" eager for power, respect, and money. Baker critiques his own impoverished childhood in the "Little Africa" section of Louisville, Kentucky, to understand the shaping of this new public figure. He also revisits classical sites of African American literary and historical criticism and critique. Baker devotes chapters to the writing and thought of such black academic superstars as Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele; Yale law professor Stephen Carter; and Manhattan Institute fellow John McWhorter. His provocative investigation into their disingenuous posturing exposes what Baker deems a tragic betrayal of King's legacy. Baker concludes with a discussion of American myth and the role of the U.S. prison-industrial complex in the "disappearing" of blacks. Baker claims King would have criticized these black intellectuals for not persistently raising their voices against a private prison system that incarcerates so many men and women of color. To remedy this situation, Baker urges black intellectuals to forge both sacred and secular connections with local communities and rededicate themselves to social responsibility. As he sees it, the mission of the black intellectual today is not to do great things but to do specific, racially based work that is in the interest of the black majority.

STP National Curriculum Mathematics

Author: L. Bostock
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748724413
Category: General Certificate of Secondary Education
Page: 400
View: 4284
A popular course written by best-selling authors. The 'B' books compliment the 'A', providing appropriate materials for a second stream of learners. Completely in line with the National Curriculum for 2001.

Gray's new book of roads. The tourist and traveller's guide to the roads of England and Wales, and part of Scotland

Author: George Carrington Gray
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 5815

An History of Birmingham (1783)

Author: William Hutton
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3842499205
Category: History
Page: 308
View: 9818
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Leaving Blake's

A Sam Waters Mystery
Author: Larry Corse
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781449091989
Category: Fiction
Page: 168
View: 3755
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Raised in the South

Author: Seymour S. Lenz
Publisher: Seymour Sylvester Lenz
ISBN: 061530592X
Category: Catholic high school students
Page: 258
View: 8276
This is a book of short stories about being raised as one of six kids in a poor family in South Georgia. As a young boy, my mother told me that I had a vocation to be a priest and I was sent off to the seminary at St. Bernard's Monastery in Cullman, Alabama. Some of my memories are full of adventure and others are about struggle and hardship in a large family. My stories tell of the obstacles I faced, how they affected me, and how I dealt with them. The happiest stories are about my friends and the monks at St. Bernard's who influenced my life and helped me to grow into a young man full of optimism and opportunity. My experiences in life, while growing up, helped me to form my identity. They are part of who I am.

Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase

Author: Louise Walters
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444777440
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
View: 648
Forgive me, Dorothea, for I cannot forgive you. What you do, to this child, to this child's mother, it is wrong... Roberta likes to collect the letters and postcards she finds in second-hand books. When her father gives her some of her grandmother's belongings, she finds a baffling letter from the grandfather she never knew - dated after he supposedly died in the war. Dorothy is unhappily married to Albert, who is away at war. When an aeroplane crashes in the field behind her house she meets Squadron Leader Jan Pietrykowski, and as their bond deepens she dares to hope she might find happiness. But fate has other plans for them both, and soon she is hiding a secret so momentous that its shockwaves will touch her granddaughter many years later...

Cancer In Young Adults

Through Parents' Eyes
Author: Grinyer, Anne
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335212301
Category: Medical
Page: 194
View: 9080
Based on the use of narrative material written by parents whose young adult children have been diagnosed with cancer, this work addresses issues such as sexuality and fertility, independence, the need for normality, the effect on siblings, the ownership of medical information, and financial issues.

Mothers Are Precious Keys of Life

Author: Beverly R. Wilson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466938137
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 244
View: 8548
In 2011, when I left the corporate banking industry, I decided to write a memoir, detailing true story events that took place in mines as well as in my family's life both back home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and here in Birmingham, Alabama. With the help of God our father, who gave me the courage and the strength to complete this novel, Mothers Are Precious Keys of Life. As a business entrepreneur, I plan on introducing a new line of copyright products from my book title, such as a line of T-shirts and home plaques that my customers can purchase personally from me. You can look me up on my Facebook page under Ms. Beverly R. Wilson for a request for products or e-mail me at [email protected] for more details on my future online store. I hope my readers will all be touched by these inspirational stories.

The Gentleman's Pocket Magazine; and Album of Literature and Fine Arts

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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