Color Purple All That Jazz African American Achievements in the Arts

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635082160
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Kids will learn how black art is used to share ideas, communicate feelings, and impart wisdom, and how creativity brings joy and inspiration to our lives. And, most importantly, how it isn't limited to famous or the talented-you, to can be an artist! This 35-page reproducible book is a sampling of the talent from the past and present. One of the most wonderful things you'll discover is that some of the sweetest words come from the simplest things said by people who were not necessarily professionals. And professional or amateur, black art, like the color purple, is for sharing. We are all grateful for the contributions made and the joy they have brought to our lives.

Black Business African American Entrepreneurs Their Amazing Success

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635082136
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Black entrepreneurs can show kids of all ages how to achieve, not only in spite of obstacles, but very, very often, because of them! Wonderful stories of all types of successes and all kinds of ways to get there. Learn how starting at the bottom is a challenge, but no hindrance to making your way to the top of the business ladder. They may see how they can become business successes in today's world.

Out of the Mouths of Slaves African American Oral History

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635082152
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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They had no pens. They had no paper. It didn't matter - they could neither read nor write. But slaves had plenty to say and share - their stories, their sufferings, their wisdom, their wit. Kids will learn that nothing is more powerful than oral history. Words spoken and tales told completely unfiltered by others can teach young people not only the facts, but the very soul of what happened in the past. Hear the people of the past in their own words through diaries, interviews, quotations, poetry, and songs.

Let s Quilt Our African American Heritage Stuff It Topographically

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635082233
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Each quilt was essential-often the difference between life and death. Some hung on porch rails to secretly indicate the way to freedom. Others just kept the children warm. Each told a story. Kids will learn how African American women excelled at this now much-admired craft, and will learn to make their own quilt and even stuff into a 3-dimensional shape for a forever keepsake! This 36-page reproducible book involves thinking first and doing second as well as planning, budgeting, scheduling, quality control, cooperation, and many more skills that are critical for a child's education.

The Best Book of Black Biographies

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 9780635015785
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offers brief profiles of notable African Americans, including Crispus Attucks, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, Jr., Alice Walker, and Ray Charles.

U2 at the End of the World

Author: Bill Flanagan
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 9780385311571
Format: PDF, ePub
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An intimate chronicle of the three-year "Zoo TV" world tour taken by the popular rock band U2 records such events as the band's encounters with Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, and Frank Sinatra. Reprint.

America in the British Imagination

Author: J. Lyons
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137376805
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How was American culture disseminated into Britain? Why did many British citizens embrace American customs? And what picture did they form of American society and politics? This engaging and wide-ranging history explores these and other questions about the U.S.'s cultural and political influence on British society in the post-World War II period.

Mobs Messiahs and Markets

Author: Will Bonner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118039157
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An insightful look at how to succeed by going against the crowd Collectively, people think and act in ways that are different from how they think and act as individuals. Understanding these differences, says William (Bill) Bonner-a longtime maverick observer of the financial world and the vagaries of the investing public-is vital to preserving your wealth and personal dignity. From the witch-hunts of the early modern world to the war on terror, from dot-com mania to the real estate bubble, people have always been caught up in frauds, conceits, and wild guesses-often with devastating results. In Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets, Bonner and coauthor Lila Rajiva show groupthink at work in an improbable array of instances throughout history and reveal why swimming against the current pays. Shares the deeper secrets of investing and pushes you to question what this means for your financial well-being Explains why people so often abandon good sense and good behavior to "follow the crowd" Offers concrete advice on how you can avoid the "public spectacle" of modern finance The authors' cautionary tale of bubble economies reveals how the gush of credit let loose by Alan Greenspan has wreaked havoc on our lives-but their thoughtful and always entertaining approach also offers some sound investing principles for avoiding the pitfalls of the public spectacle, thinking for yourself, and protecting your money, your sanity, and your soul.

Swamp Pop

Author: Shane K. Bernard
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9780878058754
Format: PDF
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Music of Louisiana was at the heart of rock-and-roll in the 1950s. Most fans know that Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the icons, sprang out of Ferriday, Louisiana, in the middle of delta country and that along with Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley he was one of the very first of these "white boys playing black music." The genre was profoundly influenced by New Orleans, a launch pad for major careers, such as Little Richard's and Fats Domino's. The untold "rest of the story" is the story of swamp pop, a form of Louisiana music more recognized by its practitioners and their hits than by a definition. What is it? What true rock enthusiasts don't know some of its most important artists? Dale and Grace ("I'm leaving It Up to You"), Phil Phillips ("Sea of Love"), Joe Barry ("I'm a Fool to Care"), Cooke and the Cupcakes ("Mathilda"), Jimmy Clanton ("Just a Dream), Johnny Preston ("Runnin' Bear"), Rod Bernard ("This Should Go on Forever"), and Bobby Charles ("Later, Alligator")? There were many others just as important within the region. Drawing on more than fifty interviews with swamp pop musicians in South Louisiana and East Texas, Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues finds the roots of this often overlooked, sometimes derided sister genre of the wildly popular Cajun and zydeco music. In this first book to be devoted entirely to swamp pop, Shane K. Bernard uncovers the history of this hybrid form invented in the 1950s by teenage Cajuns and black Creoles. They put aside the fiddle and accordion of their parents' traditional French music to learn the electric guitar and bass, saxophone, upright piano, and modern drumming trap sets of big-city rhythm-and-blues. Their new sound interwove country-and-western and rhythm-and-blues with the exciting elements of their rural Cajun and Creole heritage. In the 1950s and 1960s American juke boxes and music charts were studded with swamp pop favorites.