In Search of Sisterhood

Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement
Author: Paula J. Giddings
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780688135096
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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This history of the largest block women's organization in the United States is not only the story of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (DST), but also tells of the increasing involvement of black women in the political, social, and economic affairs of America. Founded at a time when liberal arts education was widely seen as either futile, dangerous, or impractical for blacks, especially women, DST is, in Giddings's words, a "compelling reflection of block women's aspirations for themselves and for society." Giddings notes that unlike other organizations with racial goals, Delta Sigma Theta was created to change and benefit individuals rather than society. As a sorority, it was formed to bring women together as sisters, but at the some time to address the divisive, often class-related issues confronting black women in our society. There is, in Giddings's eyes, a tension between these goals that makes Delta Sigma Theta a fascinating microcosm of the struggles of black women and their organizations. DST members have included Mary McLeod Bethune, Mary Church Terrell, Margaret Murray Washington, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, and, on the cultural side, Leontyne Price, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Judith Jamison, and Roberta Flack. In Search of Sisterhood is full of compelling, fascinating anecdotes told by the Deltas themselves, and illustrated with rare early photographs of the Delta women.

Affect and Power

Essays on Sex, Slavery, Race, and Religion
Author: David J. Libby
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604730625
Category: History
Page: 256
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In 1968, Winthrop D. Jordan published his groundbreaking work White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812 and opened up new avenues for thinking about sex, slavery, race, and religion in American culture. Over the course of a forty-year career at the University of California and the University of Mississippi, he continued to write about these issues and to train others to think in new ways about interactions of race, gender, faith, and power. Written by former students of Jordan, these essays are a tribute to the career of one of America's great thinkers and perhaps the most influential American historian of his generation. The book visits historical locales from Puritan New England and French Louisiana to nineteenth-century New York and Mississippi, all the way to Harlem swing clubs and college campuses in the twentieth century. In the process, authors listen to the voices of abolitionists and white supremacists, preachers and politicos, white farm women and black sorority sisters, slaves, and jazz musicians. Each essay represents an important contribution to the collection's larger themes and at the same time illustrates the impact Jordan exerted on the scholarly life of each author. Collectively, these pieces demonstrate the attentiveness to detail and sensitivity to sources that are hallmarks of Jordan's own work. David J. Libby, San Antonio, Texas, is the author of Slavery and Frontier Mississippi: 1720-1835 (University Press of Mississippi). Paul Spickard, Santa Barbara, California, is the co-editor of Racial Thinking in the United States: Uncompleted Independence and the author of Mixed Blood: Intermarriage and Ethnic Identity in Twentieth-Century America . Susan Ditto, Oxford, Mississippi, is the associate editor of Mississippi Women: Their Histories, Their Lives.

African American Fraternities and Sororities

The Legacy and the Vision
Author: Tamara L. Brown,Gregory S. Parks,Clarenda M. Phillips
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140730
Category: Education
Page: 552
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The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting the legacy of slavery and the indignities of Jim Crow segregation. With a strong presence that endures on today's campuses, African American fraternities and sororities claim legendary artists, politicians, theologians, inventors, intellectuals, educators, civil rights leaders, and athletes in their ranks. In this second edition of African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision, editors Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips have added new chapters that address issues such as the role of Christian values in black Greek-letter organizations and the persistence of hazing. Offering an overview of the historical, cultural, political, and social circumstances that have shaped these groups, African American Fraternities and Sororities explores the profound contributions that black Greek-letter organizations and their members have made to America. New in the second edition: Examination of the relationship between Christian values and organizational identity Investigation of hazing rituals Survey of academic performance in black Greek-letter organizations Discourse on notions of masculinity in black Greek-letter organizations Accounts of the professional lives of black Greek luminaries

Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society, Updated


Author: Margaret Andersen,Howard Taylor
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495007420
Category: Science
Page: 720
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SOCIOLOGY: UNDERSTANDING A DIVERSE SOCIETY, FOURTH EDITION, is a theoretically balanced, mainstream, comprehensive text characterized by its emphasis on diversity. In every chapter, students explore fascinating topics (Hurricane Katrina, same-sex marriage, abuses at Abu Ghraib prison) as well as research and data that illustrate how class, race-ethnicity, gender, age, geographic residence, and sexual orientation relate to sociological topics discussed in that chapter. This text provides a solid research orientation to the basic principles of sociology yet it is fascinating and accessible, appealing to the ever-changing student population, and inviting students to view the world through a sociological lens. Andersen and Taylor get students thinking for themselves about sociology, with the book’s Debunking Society’s Myths features and critical thinking exercises. This is the book that will grab student interest and inspire them to keep reading and asking questions! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American Associations


Author: Nina Mjagkij
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135581223
Category: Reference
Page: 797
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With information on over 500 organizations, their founders and membership, this unique encyclopedia is an invaluable resource on the history of African-American activism. Entries on both historical and contemporary organizations include: * African Aid Society * African-Americans for Humanism * Black Academy of Arts and Letters * Black Women's Liberation Committee * Minority Women in Science * National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists * National Dental Association * National Medical Association * Negro Railway Labor Executives Committee * Pennsylvania Freedmen's Relief Association * Women's Missionary Society, African Methodist Episcopal Church * and many more.

Unprotected Labor

Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940
Author: Vanessa H. May
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807877905
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, Vanessa May explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labor protections that formed the foundation of the welfare state. Looking at the debate over domestic service from both sides of the class divide, Unprotected Labor assesses middle-class women's reform programs as well as household workers' efforts to determine their own working conditions. May argues that working-class women sought to define the middle-class home as a workplace even as employers and reformers regarded the home as private space. The result was that labor reformers left domestic workers out of labor protections that covered other women workers in New York between the late nineteenth century and the New Deal. By recovering the history of domestic workers as activists in the debate over labor legislation, May challenges depictions of domestics as passive workers and reformers as selfless advocates of working women. Unprotected Labor illuminates how the domestic-service debate turned the middle-class home inside out, making private problems public and bringing concerns like labor conflict and government regulation into the middle-class home.

Resiliency Enhancement

Putting the Strength Perspective Into Social Work Practice
Author: Elaine Norman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231505914
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This book bridges the gap between theory and implementation to illustrate how resiliency enhancement enables social workers to put the strengths perspective successfully into practice for their clients. Contributors to this volume show how social workers can use interventions to enhance those resiliency factors.

A Different Vision

African American Economic Thought
Author: Thomas D Boston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134798598
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century

Our Fight Has Just Begun
Author: Gregory Parks
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813172950
Category: Education
Page: 508
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During the twentieth century, black Greek-Letter organizations (BGLOs) united college students dedicated to excellence, fostered kinship, and uplifted African Americans. Members of these organizations include remarkable and influential individuals such as Martin Luther King Jr., Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, novelist Toni Morrison, and Wall Street pioneer Reginald F. Lewis. Despite the profound influence of these groups, many now question the continuing relevance of BGLOs, arguing that their golden age has passed. Partly because of their perceived link to hip-hop culture, black fraternities and sororities have been unfairly reduced to a media stereotype—a world of hazing without any real substance. The general public knows very little about BGLOs, and surprisingly the members themselves often do not have a thorough understanding of their history and culture or of the issues currently facing their organizations. To foster a greater engagement with the history and contributions of BGLOs, Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the Twenty-first Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun brings together an impressive group of authors to explore the contributions and continuing possibilities of BGLOs and their members. Editor Gregory S. Parks and the contributing authors provide historical context for the development of BGLOs, exploring their service activities as well as their relationships with other prominent African American institutions. The book examines BGLOs’ responses to a number of contemporary issues, including non-black membership, homosexuality within BGLOs, and the perception of BGLOs as educated gangs. As illustrated by the organized response of BGLO members to the racial injustice they observed in Jena, Louisiana, these organizations still have a vital mission. Both internally and externally, BGLOs struggle to forge a relevant identity for the new century. Internally, these groups wrestle with many issues, including hazing, homophobia, petty intergroup competition, and the difficulty of bridging the divide between college and alumni members. Externally, BGLOs face the challenge of rededicating themselves to their communities and leading an aggressive campaign against modern forms of racism, sexism, and other types of fear-driven behavior. By embracing the history of these organizations and exploring their continuing viability and relevance, Black Greek-Letter Organizations in the Twenty-first Century demonstrates that BGLOs can create a positive and enduring future and that their most important work lies ahead.

Embracing sisterhood

class, identity, and contemporary Black Women
Author: Katrina Bell McDonald
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9780742545748
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 213
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Embracing Sisterhood describes the contemporary state of the black woman collective and explores the legacy of black sisterhood in these times. Through an examination of how these ideas are articulated and experienced in the population, McDonald determines the relative degree of black sisterhood and black step-sisterhood that exists among African-American women today.

Ida: A Sword Among Lions

Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching
Author: Paula J. Giddings
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061972942
Category: Social Science
Page: 832
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In the tradition of towering biographies that tell us as much about America as they do about their subject, Ida: A Sword Among Lions is a sweepingnarrative about a country and a crusader embroiled in the struggle against lynching: a practice that imperiled not only the lives of blackmen and women, but also a nation based on law and riven by race. At the center of the national drama is Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), born to slaves in Mississippi, who began her activist career by refusing to leave a first-class ladies’ car on a Memphis railway and rose to lead the nation’s firstcampaign against lynching. For Wells the key to the rise in violence was embedded in attitudes not only about black men but about women and sexuality as well. Her independent perspective and percussive personality gained her encomiums as a hero -- as well as aspersions on her character and threats of death. Exiled from the South by 1892, Wells subsequently took her campaign across the country and throughout the British Isles before she married and settled in Chicago, where she continued her activism as a journalist, suffragist, and independent candidate in the rough-and-tumble world of the Windy City’s politics. In this eagerly awaited biography by Paula J. Giddings, author of the groundbreaking book When and Where I Enter, which traced the activisthistory of black women in America, the irrepressible personality of Ida B. Wells surges out of the pages. With meticulous research and vivid rendering of her subject, Giddings also provides compelling portraits of twentieth-century progressive luminaries, black and white, with whom Wells worked during some of the most tumultuous periods in American history. Embattled all of her activist life, Wells found herself fighting not only conservative adversaries but icons of the civil rights and women’s suffrage movements who sought to undermine her place in history. In this definitive biography, which places Ida B. Wells firmly in the context of her times as well as ours, Giddings at long last gives this visionary reformer her due and, in the process, sheds light on an aspect of our history that isoften left in the shadows.

Das magische Baumhaus 24 - Den Gorillas auf der Spur


Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 373200791X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Dichter Nebel umgibt Anne und Philipp, als sie aus dem magischen Baumhaus klettern. Sie sind im afrikanischen Regenwald gelandet! Dort entdecken die Geschwister eine Gorilla-Familie. Doch als sie mit den zutraulichen Tieren spielen, taucht plötzlich ein schwarzer Leopard auf. Können Anne und Philipp die Raubkatze vertreiben und die Gorilla-Kinder retten? Komm mit auf die Reise im magischen Baumhaus! Rätselhafte Abenteuer in fremden Welten und längst vergangenen Zeiten erwarten dich auch in den nächsten Bänden. Die beliebte Kinderbuch-Reihe von Bestsellerautorin Mary Pope Osborne! Die Geschwister Anne und Philipp reisen mit dem magischen Baumhaus durch die Zeit. Sie erleben spannende Abenteuer, entdecken ferne Länder und lernen viele berühmte Persönlichkeiten kennen.

Das Versprechen meiner Mutter

Roman
Author: Laura Moriarty
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404162970
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Das Leben ist unberechenbar mit einer Mutter, die nie eines ihrer Versprechen hält ═ das musste Evelyn früh lernen. Doch an wen kann sich eine hochbegabte Zehnjährige aus der Provinz wenden, die ihren Vater nie kennengelernt hat und deren Mutter jeden Tag zu einer neuen Herausforderung werden lässt? Laura Moriarty erzählt uns in mitreißender Weise von einer ungewöhnlichen Mutter-Tochter-Beziehung ═ und sie zeigt uns, wie wichtig es ist, den eigenen Weg im Leben zu finden.

Sociology Ie


Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard Francis Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780534587352
Category: Cultural pluralism
Page: 712
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Sociology

the essentials
Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Taylor,Howard Francis Taylor
Publisher: Thomson
ISBN: 9780534626983
Category: Sociology
Page: 537
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The hope of the race

African Americans in white colleges and universities, 1890-1915 : a dissertation
Author: Robert Anderson Bellinger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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Notable Black American Women


Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1334
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Provides brief biographies of business executives, writers, journalists, lawyers, physicians, actresses, singers, musicians, artists, educators, religious leaders, civil rights activists, politicians, aviators, athletes, and scientists