Hands on the Freedom Plow

Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC
Author: Faith S. Holsaert
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252035577
Category: History
Page: 616
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Fifty-two women - northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina - share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. The testimonies cover early sit-ins, voter registration campaigns, and Freedom Rides; the 1963 March on Washington, the Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the Movements in Alabama and Maryland; Black Power and anti-war activism. --publisher's description.

Exiting the Extraordinary

Returning to the Ordinary World after War, Prison, and Other Extraordinary Experiences
Author: Frances V. Moulder
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498520200
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
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This book is a sociological exploration of the process of returning to the ordinary world after extraordinary experiences.

Dispossession

Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights
Author: Pete Daniel
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469602024
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Between 1940 and 1974, the number of African American farmers fell from 681,790 to just 45,594--a drop of 93 percent. In his hard-hitting book, historian Pete Daniel analyzes this decline and chronicles black farmers' fierce struggles to remain on the land in the face of discrimination by bureaucrats in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He exposes the shameful fact that at the very moment civil rights laws promised to end discrimination, hundreds of thousands of black farmers lost their hold on the land as they were denied loans, information, and access to the programs essential to survival in a capital-intensive farm structure. More than a matter of neglect of these farmers and their rights, this "passive nullification" consisted of a blizzard of bureaucratic obfuscation, blatant acts of discrimination and cronyism, violence, and intimidation. Dispossession recovers a lost chapter of the black experience in the American South, presenting a counternarrative to the conventional story of the progress achieved by the civil rights movement.

We Shall Overcome

Essays on a Great American Song
Author: Victor V. Bobetsky, associate professor and Director of the Teacher Education Program in Music at Hunter College of the City University of New York
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442236035
Category: Music
Page: 150
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We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song, edited and compiled by Victor V. Bobetsky, comprises essays that explore the origins, history, and impact of this great American folk song.

Black Leaders on Leadership

Conversations with Julian Bond
Author: P. Leffler
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113734251X
Category: History
Page: 353
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Drawing on a wealth of oral interviews, Conversations on Black Leadership uses the lives of prominent African Americans to trace the contours of Black leadership in America. Included here are fascinating accounts from a wide variety of figures such as John Lewis, Clarence Thomas, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, and many more.

Ella Baker

Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement
Author: J. Todd Moye
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442215674
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 204
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Ella Josephine Baker was among the most influential strategists of the most important social movement in modern US history, the civil rights movement. In this book, historian J. Todd Moye masterfully reconstructs Baker’s life and contribution for a new generation of readers.

Power to the Poor

Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974
Author: Gordon K. Mantler
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469608065
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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The Poor People's Campaign of 1968 has long been overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. In a major reinterpretation of civil rights and Chicano movement history, Gordon K. Mantler demonstrates how King's unfinished crusade became the era's most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans. Mantler argues that while the fight against poverty held great potential for black-brown cooperation, such efforts also exposed the complex dynamics between the nation's two largest minority groups. Drawing on oral histories, archives, periodicals, and FBI surveillance files, Mantler paints a rich portrait of the campaign and the larger antipoverty work from which it emerged, including the labor activism of Cesar Chavez, opposition of Black and Chicano Power to state violence in Chicago and Denver, and advocacy for Mexican American land-grant rights in New Mexico. Ultimately, Mantler challenges readers to rethink the multiracial history of the long civil rights movement and the difficulty of sustaining political coalitions.

From Selma to Montgomery

The Long March to Freedom
Author: Barbara Harris Combs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136173757
Category: History
Page: 228
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On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their cause, culminating in the successful march from Selma to Montgomery. The protest marches led directly to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major piece of legislation, which, ninety-five years after the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, made the practice of the right to vote available to all Americans, irrespective of race. From Selma to Montgomery chronicles the marches, placing them in the context of the long Civil Rights Movement, and considers the legacy of the Act, drawing parallels with contemporary issues of enfranchisement. In five concise chapters bolstered by primary documents including civil rights legislation, speeches, and news coverage, Combs introduces the Civil Rights Movement to undergraduates through the courageous actions of the freedom marchers.

The North Carolina Historical Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: North Carolina
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U.S. History DeMYSTiFieD


Author: Stephanie Muntone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071754636
Category: History
Page: 476
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Details American history and its important men and women with step-by-step guidance, expert tricks, and quizzes.

Publications of the State of Illinois


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The Michigan Journal


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New Books on Women and Feminism


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New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism


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Феминизм

проза, мемуары, письма
Author: Мириам Шнейр
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feminism
Page: 474
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Дом в небе


Author: Аманда Линдаут,Сара Корбетт
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457827925
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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В 2008 г. канадская журналистка Аманда Линдаут и австралийский фотограф Найджел Бреннан отправились в Сомали, чтобы готовить репортажи из этой «горячей точки» Африканского континента. По дороге в лагерь беженцев недалеко от Могадишо они были захвачены в плен вооруженным отрядом исламских фундаменталистов. После освобождения Аманда в соавторстве с Сарой Корбетг издала мемуары о выпавших на ее долю испытаниях. Это горький рассказ о 460 днях страданий и насилия, но также преодоления страха и боли. Книга получила широкую прессу и горячий читательский отклик по всему миру.