They Had a Dream

Author: Jules Archer
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780140349542
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Traces the evolution of the civil rights movement and its impact on history through biographical sketches of four prominent, influential African Americans--Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Reprint.

Guide to Collective Biographies for Children and Young Adults

Author: Sue Barancik
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850330
Format: PDF, Docs
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Help middle and high school students find the books they need for school reports quickly and easily. The author has indexed the lives and accomplishments of more than 5,700 notable men and women from ancient through modern times in this tool that will aid librarians, media specialists, and teachers with a student's search to find biographies written especially for their age group.

Bearing the Cross

Author: David J. Garrow
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 150401152X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The definitive biography of Martin Luther King Jr. In this monumental account of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., professor and historian David Garrow traces King’s evolution from young pastor who spearheaded the 1955–56 bus boycott of Montgomery, Alabama, to inspirational leader of America’s civil rights movement. Based on extensive research and more than seven hundred interviews, with subjects including Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, and Coretta Scott King, Garrow paints a multidimensional portrait of a charismatic figure driven by his strong moral obligation to lead—and of the toll this calling took on his life. Bearing the Cross provides a penetrating account of King’s spiritual development and his crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose protest campaigns in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama, led to enactment of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. This comprehensive yet intimate study reveals the deep sense of mission King felt to serve as an unrelenting crusader against prejudice, inequality, and violence, and his willingness to sacrifice his own life on behalf of his beliefs. Written more than twenty-five years ago, Bearing the Cross remains an unparalleled examination of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement.

The Debate on Black Civil Rights in America

Author: Kevern Verney
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719067617
Format: PDF
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In recent years African American history has been a major growth area in respect to scholarly research. This book provides a clear, concise historiographical perspective on the enormous volume of scholarly work available on this subject.

Better Day Coming

Author: Adam Fairclough
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN:
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Traces the efforts of African Americans to achieve equality in the era following the collapse of Reconstruction to the present day, examining the key leaders, movements, and strategies.

From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

Author: Michael J. Klarman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195310187
Format: PDF, Kindle
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While Brown vs. Board of Education had a significant impact by bringing race issues to public attention and mobilizing supporters of the ruling, it also energized the opposition. In this account of the history of constitutional law concerning race, legal scholar Michael Klarman details the ways in which Supreme Court decisions have had consequences for race relations in America.--From publisher description

Blood Done Sign My Name

Author: Timothy B. Tyson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307419934
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"Daddy and Roger and 'em shot 'em a nigger." Those words, whispered to ten-year-old Tim Tyson by one of his playmates in the late spring of 1970, heralded a firestorm that would forever transform the small tobacco market town of Oxford, North Carolina. On May 11, 1970, Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old black veteran, walked into a crossroads store owned by Robert Teel, a rough man with a criminal record and ties to the Ku Klux Klan, and came out running. Teel and two of his sons chased Marrow, beat him unmercifully, and killed him in public as he pleaded for his life. In the words of a local prosecutor: "They shot him like you or I would kill a snake." Like many small Southern towns, Oxford had barely been touched by the civil rights movement. But in the wake of the killing, young African Americans took to the streets, led by 22-year-old Ben Chavis, a future president of the NAACP. As mass protests crowded the town square, a cluster of returning Vietnam veterans organized what one termed "a military operation." While lawyers battled in the courthouse that summer in a drama that one termed "a Perry Mason kind of thing," the Ku Klux Klan raged in the shadows and black veterans torched the town's tobacco warehouses. With large sections of the town in flames, Tyson's father, the pastor of Oxford's all-white Methodist church, pressed his congregation to widen their vision of humanity and pushed the town to come to terms with its bloody racial history. In the end, however, the Tyson family was forced to move away. Years later, historian Tim Tyson returned to Oxford to ask Robert Teel why he and his sons had killed Henry Marrow. "That nigger committed suicide, coming in here wanting to four-letter-word my daughter-in-law," Teel explained. The black radicals who burned much of Oxford also told Tim their stories. "It was like we had a cash register up there at the pool hall, just ringing up how much money we done cost these white people," one of them explained. "We knew if we cost 'em enough goddamn money they was gonna start changing some things." In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Blood Done Sign My Name is a classic work of conscience, a defining portrait of a time and place that we will never forget. Tim Tyson's riveting narrative of that fiery summer and one family's struggle to build bridges in a time of destruction brings gritty blues truth, soaring gospel vision, and down-home humor to our complex history, where violence and faith, courage and evil, despair and hope all mingle to illuminate America's enduring chasm of race. From the Hardcover edition.

Sweet Land of Liberty

Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
ISBN: 9781561453955
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The story of Marian Anderson's Easter Sunday concert in 1939 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.