Pioneers of Black Liberation

Writings from the Early African-American Champions of Civil Rights and Racial Equality
Author: Frederick Douglass,Booker T. Washington,W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781610010276
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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An anthology of writings from the Black activists who laid the foundation for Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Contains essays by Frederick Douglass, Booker T Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey.

Gender and Jim Crow

Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920
Author: Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469612453
Category: Social Science
Page: 410
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Glenda Gilmore recovers the rich nuances of southern political history by placing black women at its center. She explores the pivotal and interconnected roles played by gender and race in North Carolina politics from the period immediately preceding the disfranchisement of black men in 1900 to the time black and white women gained the vote in 1920. Gender and Jim Crow argues that the ideology of white supremacy embodied in the Jim Crow laws of the turn of the century profoundly reordered society and that within this environment, black women crafted an enduring tradition of political activism. According to Gilmore, a generation of educated African American women emerged in the 1890s to become, in effect, diplomats to the white community after the disfranchisement of their husbands, brothers, and fathers. Using the lives of African American women to tell the larger story, Gilmore chronicles black women's political strategies, their feminism, and their efforts to forge political ties with white women. Her analysis highlights the active role played by women of both races in the political process and in the emergence of southern progressivism. In addition, Gilmore illuminates the manipulation of concepts of gender by white supremacists and shows how this rhetoric changed once women, black and white, gained the vote.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave


Author: Frederick Douglass
Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1910833819
Category: Fiction
Page: 106
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One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

100 years of change

snapshots in time
Author: Eithne Farry,Karen Hurrell,Jonathan Sutherland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780752531434
Category: History, Modern
Page: 200
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The African American Encounter with Japan and China

Black Internationalism in Asia, 1895-1945
Author: Marc Gallicchio
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807860689
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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In the first book to focus on African American attitudes toward Japan and China, Marc Gallicchio examines the rise and fall of black internationalism in the first half of the twentieth century. This daring new approach to world politics failed in its effort to seek solidarity with the two Asian countries, but it succeeded in rallying black Americans in the struggle for civil rights. Black internationalism emphasized the role of race or color in world politics and linked the domestic struggle of African Americans with the freedom struggle of emerging nations "of color," such as India and much of Africa. In the early twentieth century, black internationalists, including W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, embraced Japan as a potential champion of the darker races, despite Japan's imperialism in China. After Pearl Harbor, black internationalists reversed their position and identified Nationalist China as an ally in the war against racism. In the end, black internationalism was unsuccessful as an interpretation of international affairs. The failed quest for alliances with Japan and China, Gallicchio argues, foreshadowed the difficulty black Americans would encounter in seeking redress for American racism in the international arena.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree


Author: James H. Cone
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 160833001X
Category: Religion
Page: 202
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A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.

Adulthood Rites


Author: Octavia E. Butler
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263683
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The futures of both mankind and an alien species rest in the hands of one hybrid son in the award-winning science fiction author’s masterful sequel to Dawn. Nuclear war had nearly destroyed mankind when the Oankali came to the rescue, saving humanity—but at a price. The Oankali survive by mixing their DNA with that of other species, and now on Earth they have permitted no child to be born without an Oankali parent. The first true hybrid is a boy named Akin—son of Lilith Iyapo— and to the naked eye he looks human, for now. He is born with extraordinary sensory powers, understanding speech at birth, speaking in sentences at two months old, and soon developing the ability to see at the molecular level. More powerful than any human or Oankali, he will be the architect of both races’ intergalactic future. But before he can carry this new species into the stars, Akin must decide which unlucky souls will stay behind. At once a coming-of-age story, science fiction adventure, and philosophical exploration, Butler’s ambitious and breathtaking novel ultimately raises the question of what it means to be human. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Octavia E. Butler including rare images from the author’s estate.

Time on Two Crosses

The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin
Author: Bayard Rustin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781627781268
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 355
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The writings of the openly gay advisor to Martin Luther King cover five decades of important insights into Gandhi's influence on African-Americans, white supremacists in Congress, the anti-war movement, and the assassination of MLK. Original.

Black Feminist Thought

Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment
Author: Patricia Hill Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135960135
Category: Social Science
Page: 283
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In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those African-American women outside academe. She provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. The result is a superbly crafted book that provides the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought.

The Booker T. Washington Papers

1914-15
Author: Booker T. Washington,Louis R. Harlan
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252011252
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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The memoirs and accounts of the Black educator are presented with letters, speeches, personal documents, and other writings reflecting his life and career.

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution

With Sketches of Several Distinguished Colored Persons: to which is Added a Brief Survey of the Condition and Prospects of Colored Americans
Author: William Cooper Nell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: N.A
Category: African American soldiers
Page: 396
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Tuskegee & Its People - Their Ideals and Achievements


Author: Booker T. Washington
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473398428
Category: Education
Page: 341
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This early work by Booker Washington was originally published in 1905 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. In Tuskegee & Its People, the scope of the Tuskegee Institute work is outlined by the chapters contained in Part I, while those of Part II evidence the fact that the graduates of the school are grappling at first-hand with the conditions that environ the masses of the Negro people. Washington was born a slave on a small farm in Virginia, USA in 1856. He moved with his family after emancipation to work in the salt furnaces and coal mines of West Virginia. After a secondary education at Hampton Institute, Washington taught and experimented briefly with the study of law and the ministry, but a teaching position at Hampton decided his future career. In 1881, Washington founded Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in the Black Belt of Alabama. Though Washington offered little that was innovative in industrial education, he became its chief black exemplar and spokesman. To blacks living within the limited horizons of the post- Reconstruction South, Washington held out industrial education as the means of escape from the web of sharecropping and debt and the achievement of attainable, petit-bourgeois goals of self-employment, landownership, and small business. By 1900, the Tuskegee Institute was the best-supported black educational institution in the country. Washington died in 1915, aged 59. He is regarded as the foremost black educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and exerted a major influence on southern race relations over the course of his life.

Africana

The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
Author: Kwame Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0195170555
Category: History
Page: 3960
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Ninety years after W.E.B. Du Bois first articulated the need for "the equivalent of a black Encyclopedia Britannica," Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr., realized his vision by publishing Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience in 1999. This new, greatly expanded edition of the original work broadens the foundation provided by Africana. Including more than one million new words, Africana has been completely updated and revised. New entries on African kingdoms have been added, bibliographies now accompany most articles, and the encyclopedia's coverage of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean has been expanded, transforming the set into the most authoritative research and scholarly reference set on the African experience ever created. More than 4,000 articles cover prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religion, ethnic groups, organizations and countries on both sides of the Atlantic. African American history and culture in the present-day United States receive a strong emphasis, but African American history and culture throughout the rest of the Americas and their origins in African itself have an equally strong presence. The articles that make up Africana cover subjects ranging from affirmative action to zydeco and span over four million years from the earlies-known hominids , to Sean "Diddy" Combs. With entries ranging from the African ethnic groups to members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Africana, Second Edition, conveys the history and scope of cultural expression of people of African descent with unprecedented depth.

The Story of the Negro

The Rise of the Race from Slavery
Author: Booker T. Washington
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African Americans
Page: N.A
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Pan-African History

Political Figures from Africa and the Diaspora Since 1787
Author: Hakim Adi,Marika Sherwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134689330
Category: History
Page: 224
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Pan-African History brings together Pan-Africanist thinkers and activists from the Anglophone and Francophone worlds of the past two-hundred years. Included are well-known figures such as Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, Kwame Nkrumah, and Martin Delany, and the authors' original research on lesser-known figures such as Constance Cummings-John and Dusé Mohammed Ali reveals exciting new aspects of Pan-African activism.

The Reader's Companion to American History


Author: Eric Foner,John A. Garraty
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547561342
Category: History
Page: 1248
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An A-to-Z historical encyclopedia of US people, places, and events, with nearly 1,000 entries “all equally well written, crisp, and entertaining” (Library Journal). From the origins of its native peoples to its complex identity in modern times, this unique alphabetical reference covers the political, economic, cultural, and social history of America. A fact-filled treasure trove for history buffs, The Reader’s Companion is sponsored by the Society of American Historians, an organization dedicated to promoting literary excellence in the writing of biography and history. Under the editorship of the eminent historians John A. Garraty and Eric Foner, a large and distinguished group of scholars, biographers, and journalists—nearly four hundred contemporary authorities—illuminate the critical events, issues, and individuals that have shaped our past. Readers will find everything from a chronological account of immigration; individual entries on the Bull Moose Party and the Know-Nothings as well as an article on third parties in American politics; pieces on specific religious groups, leaders, and movements and a larger-scale overview of religion in America. Interweaving traditional political and economic topics with the spectrum of America’s social and cultural legacies—everything from marriage to medicine, crime to baseball, fashion to literature—the Companion is certain to engage the curiosity, interests, and passions of every reader, and also provides an excellent research tool for students and teachers.

In the Time of the Right

Reflections on Liberation
Author: Suzanne Pharr
Publisher: Womens Project
ISBN: 9780962022289
Category: Civil rights movements
Page: 122
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From the author of HOMOPHOBIA: A WEAPON OF SEXISM, comes an informative new book offering a progressive view of the politics of our time that is accessible to students, activists & all who are trying to understand the current threat to democracy posed by the Right. This blend of personal anecdote & contemporary cutting-edge analysis - combined with the vision of a multi-cultural, multi-racial liberation movement - provides a powerful call to action for each of us. IN THE TIME OF THE RIGHT includes discussion of domination politics, the Right & their agenda, homophobia & racism as strategies of division, & suggestions for personal & organizational philosophies & practices that foster a true liberation movement. Individuals & bookstores may order directly from the Women's Project, 2224 Main St., Little Rock, AR 72206, 501-372-5113, FAX 501-372-0009, E-Mail [email protected] 40% discount on 5 or more books. Also distributed by Bookpeople in Oakland, CA.

The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States


Author: Martin Robison Delany
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3847207970
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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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.

The Black Atlantic

Modernity and Double Consciousness
Author: Paul Gilroy
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860916758
Category: African Americans
Page: 261
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This text sketches a critical account of the location of black intellectuals in the modern world following the end of racial slavery. The book explores the reactions of black writers to modernity's colour-coded promises, demonstrating the value of a politicized post-modernism in re-reading black cultural politics and political culture. The lives and writings of key African Americans such as Martin Delany, W.E.B. Dubois, Frederick Douglas and Richard Wright are examined in the light of their experiences outside the US in Europe and Africa. Gilroy provides an extensive discussion of black vernacular cultures, especially music.