Let Nobody Turn Us Around

Let Nobody Turn Us Around
Author: Manning Marable,Leith Mullings
Pages: 676
ISBN: 9780742560574
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.

Study Guide for Let Nobody Turn Us Around

Study Guide for Let Nobody Turn Us Around
Author: Karen G. Williams,Andrea Queeley
Pages: 139
ISBN: 1442200138
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Study Guide for Let Nobody Turn Us Around, Second Edition offers key points, comprehension and thought questions, essay questions, suggested research topics, classroom exercises, and media and Internet resources as well as additional selected readings for each section of the book as well as the preface and introduction. Appendices provide guidelines on citation styles and style manuals (MLA, CMS, CBE, APA, and APSA), directions for citing Internet and other electronic sources, suggested Internet resources in four social sciences (anthropology, history, political science, and sociology), a checklist on quoting and paraphrasing, and the table of contents of the second edition of Let Nobody Turn Us Around.

Ain t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Ain t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
Author: Alethia Jones,Virginia Eubanks
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781438451169
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Release: 2014-11-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reveals a remarkable woman’s life and her contributions to social justice movements related to Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism. As an organizer, writer, publisher, scholar-activist, and elected official, Barbara Smith has played key roles in multiple social justice movements, including Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and gay liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism. Her four decades of grassroots activism forged collaborations that introduced the idea that oppression must be fought on a variety of fronts simultaneously, including gender, race, class, and sexuality. By combining hard-to-find historical documents with new unpublished interviews with fellow activists, this book uncovers the deep roots of today’s “identity politics” and “intersectionality” and serves as an essential primer for practicing solidarity and resistance. “Barbara Smith is a creator of modern feminism as a writer, organizer, editor, publisher, and scholar. Now she has added to her decades as an activist outside the system by becoming an elected official who truly listens, represents, and creates bridges to a common good. She has shown us that democracy is a seed that can only be planted where we are.” — Gloria Steinem “Barbara Smith is one of the grand pioneering and prophetic voices of our time. Her truth still hurts and heals!” — Cornel West “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around is not a memoir, a biography, nor a reader. It is a reflection and a conversation. It is also a montage of forty years of documents, interviews, and articles that provide useful lessons for social justice work. This book is a tour de force that documents the life’s work of Barbara Smith and the freedom struggles she shaped.” — Duchess Harris, author of Black Feminist Politics from Kennedy to Obama

Ain t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round

Ain t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me  Round
Author: Kathlyn J. Kirkwood
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0358387264
Available:
Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: Versify
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This brilliant memoir-in-verse tells the moving story of how a nation learned to celebrate a hero. Through years of protests and petition, Kathlyn's story highlights the foot soldiers who fought to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday. Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round is a deeply moving middle grade memoir about what it means to be an everyday activist and foot solider for racial justice, as Kathlyn recounts how, drawn to activism from childhood, she went from attending protests as a teenager to fighting for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday to become a national holiday as an adult. A blueprint for kids starting down their own paths to civic awareness, it shows life beyond protests and details the sustained time, passion, and energy it takes to turn an idea into a law. Deftly weaving together monumental historical events with a heartfelt coming-of-age story and in-depth information on law making, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round is the perfect engaging example of how history can help inform the present.

Nobody Turn Me Around

Nobody Turn Me Around
Author: Charles Euchner
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780807095522
Available:
Release: 2010-09-25
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people—about two-thirds black and one-third white—held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” oration. And just blocks away, President Kennedy and Congress skirmished over landmark civil rights legislation. As Charles Euchner reveals, the importance of the march is more profound and complex than standard treatments of the 1963 March on Washington allow. In this major reinterpretation of the Great Day—the peak of the movement—Euchner brings back the tension and promise of that day. Building on countless interviews, archives, FBI files, and private recordings, Euchner shows freedom fighters as complex, often conflicted, characters. He explores the lives of Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the march organizers who worked tirelessly to make mass demonstrations and nonviolence the cornerstone of the movement. He also reveals the many behind-the-scenes battles—the effort to get women speakers onto the platform, John Lewis’s damning speech about the federal government, Malcolm X’s biting criticisms and secret vows to help the movement, and the devastating undercurrents involving political powerhouses Kennedy and FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. For the first time, Euchner tells the story behind King’s “Dream” images. Euchner’s hour-by-hour account offers intimate glimpses of the masses on the National Mall—ordinary people who bore the scars of physical violence and jailings for fighting for basic civil rights. The event took on the call-and-response drama of a Southern church service, as King, Lewis, Mahalia Jackson, Roy Wilkins, and others challenged the throng to destroy Jim Crow once and for all. Nobody Turn Me Around will challenge your understanding of the March on Washington, both in terms of what happened but also regarding what it ultimately set in motion. The result was a day that remains the apex of the civil rights movement—and the beginning of its decline.

A Mighty Long Way

A Mighty Long Way
Author: Carlotta Walls LaNier,Lisa Frazier Page
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780345517241
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Release: 2009-08-25
Editor: One World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A searing and emotionally gripping account of a young black girl growing up to become a strong black woman during the most difficult time of racial segregation.”—Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School “Provides important context for an important moment in America’s history.”—Associated Press When fourteen-year-old Carlotta Walls walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central High School on September 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the “Little Rock Nine,” as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an even longer and much more turbulent path, one that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of America. For Carlotta and the eight other children, simply getting through the door of this admired academic institution involved angry mobs, racist elected officials, and intervention by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was forced to send in the 101st Airborne to escort the Nine into the building. But entry was simply the first of many trials. Breaking her silence at last and sharing her story for the first time, Carlotta Walls has written an engrossing memoir that is a testament not only to the power of a single person to make a difference but also to the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.

Study Guide for Let Nobody Turn Us Around

Study Guide for Let Nobody Turn Us Around
Author: Andrea Queeley
Pages: 72
ISBN: 0742527093
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Let Nobody Turn Us Around provides students with a collection of readings that capture the main ideological currents of the Black Freedom Movement in the United States from 1789 to the present. This Study Guide is designed to complement each section of the book. It contains summaries of the section introductions, comprehension and thought questions that pertain to each document, essay questions that address major themes discussed in each section, a list of potential research topics, suggested classroom exercises, and a collection of films and web sites that are relevant to each section. These features provide assistance in developing lectures, homework assignments, examinations, and in-depth research projects for a range of undergraduate students. The Guide is an ideal teaching tool that will allow both students and instructors to explore the many themes and issues that are central to Let Nobody Turn Us Around.

Joy Unspeakable

Joy Unspeakable
Author: Barbara A. Holmes
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781506421629
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Release: 2017-10-15
Editor: Fortress Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joy Unspeakable focuses on the aspects of the black church that point beyond particular congregational gatherings toward a mystical and communal spirituality not within the exclusive domain of any denomination. Holmes‘s research--through oral histories, church records, and written accounts--details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, a history of spiritual exemplars, and unique meditative worship practices.

Through the Storm Through the Night

Through the Storm  Through the Night
Author: Paul Harvey
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9780742564732
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Release: 2011
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Paul Harvey illustrates how black Christian traditions provided theological, institutional, and personal strategies for cultural survival during bondage and into an era of partial freedom. At the same time, he covers the ongoing tug-of-war between themes of "respectability" versus practices derived from an African heritage; the adoption of Christianity by the majority; and the critique of the adoption of the "white man's religion" from the eighteenth century to the present. The book also covers internal cultural, gendered, and class divisions in churches that attracted congregants of widely disparate educational levels, incomes, and worship styles. Through the Storm, Through the Night provides a lively overview of the history of African American religion, beginning with the birth of African Christianity amidst the Transatlantic slave trade, and tracing the story through its growth in America. Paul Harvey successfully uses the history of African American religion to portray the complexity and humanity of the African American experience.

The Grandees

The Grandees
Author: Stephen Birmingham
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9781504026321
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Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New World’s earliest Jewish immigrants and their unique, little-known history: A New York Times bestseller from the author of Life at the Dakota. In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal advisors and honored professionals under Moorish rule in Spain and Portugal but were then exiled from their homeland by intolerant monarchs. A small, closed, and intensely private community, the Sephardim soon established themselves as businessmen and financiers, earning great wealth. They became powerful forces in society, with some, like banker Haym Salomon, even providing financial support to George Washington’s army during the American Revolution. Yet despite its major role in the birth and growth of America, this extraordinary group has remained virtually impenetrable and unknowable to outsiders. From author of “Our Crowd” Stephen Birmingham, The Grandees delves into the lives of the Sephardim and their historic accomplishments, illuminating the insulated world of these early Americans. Birmingham reveals how these families, with descendants including poet Emma Lazarus, Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, influenced—and continue to influence—American society.

Race the Rising Sun

Race the Rising Sun
Author: Chiao-Min Hsieh,Jean Kan Hsieh
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780761842682
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Release: 2009-05-16
Editor: University Press of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is about Zhejiang University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China, which was forced to evacuate from the Hangzhou when the Japanese arrived in 1937 and began torturing civilians, raping women, bombing towns, burning farms, and destroying factories, homes, schools, and libraries. The faculty, staff, and students fled to a succession of towns where they sought refuge from the war and set up temporary classrooms to continue with their educational mission. This exodus lasted eight years and spanned over a thousand miles. They faced constant fear and worry due to malnutrition, disease, abject poverty, and enemy air strikes. But with the resilience and spirit of its faculty and students, the University survived to help revitalize a devastated nation.

Lift Every Voice

Lift Every Voice
Author: Burton William Peretti,Jacqueline M Moore,Nina Mjagkij
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0742558118
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Release: 2009
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looks at the history of African American music from its roots in Africa and slavery to the present day and examines its place within African American communities and the nation as a whole.

Creating Artistry Through Choral Excellence

Creating Artistry Through Choral Excellence
Author: Henry H. Leck,Flossie L. Jordan
Pages: 265
ISBN: 142343711X
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Release: 2009-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Henry Leck, Founder and Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Children's Choir and Director of Choral Activities at Butler University, has influenced thousands of young musicians and teachers through his dedication to choral excellence and the idea that children can perform music with artistry and understanding. This comprehensive text, written with Dr. Flossie Jordan, is an insightful guide for choral directors in the field and in training to help develop the teaching skills, leadership abilities, conducting technique, knowledge of repertoire and organizational skills necessary for success. Chapters include: 1. Going Beyond the Craft of Music Making 2. Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer 3. Director Preparation 4. Musical Expression through Visualization 5. Dalcroze Techniques in the Choral Rehearsal 6. Creating Artistry Through a Kodaly Curriculum 7. The Boy's Expanding Voice: Take the High Road 8. Leadership Style 9. Organization 1 . Epilogue As an added bonus, the book includes a CD-ROM with dozens of helpful forms and documents from the Indianapolis Children's Choir covering organizing a children's choir, auditions, governing documents, managing volunteers, fundraising, grant writing and much more!

Unlocked Memories

Unlocked Memories
Author: Alexey Vinogradov,Albert Pleysier
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9780761853275
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Release: 2012-07-10
Editor: University Press of America
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unlocked Memories is a collection of memories that were shared by Russians who witnessed the German invasion of the Leningrad region in 1941. All were young during World War Two and each lived under German rule after the Leningrad region was overrun and occupied by the enemy.

Ain t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around

Ain t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
Author: Therese Taylor-Stinson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780819233639
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Release: 2017-10
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

• Second volume from Spiritual Directors of Color Network • Addresses the contemporary issues of racism and contemplation Following up on the popularity of the groundbreaking anthology Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color, published by Morehouse in March 2014, this new book continues the work of filling a void in the world of contemplative spirituality in stories of the contemplative spiritual journeys of people of color. Like the first book, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around incorporates stories from members “of their encounters with ‘othering’ and disparaging treatment across issues and their understandings of contemplative practice and the call to action that follows. This volume seeks to give voice to these issues from those whom have lived with them and to seek peace and healing for the unresolved trauma that continues to separate us.” In a world or resurgent racism and bias against those whose skin color, nationality, religion, gender, or sexuality are seen as “other,” these are voices that need to be heard.

Matriarchy Patriarchy and Imperial Security in Africa

Matriarchy  Patriarchy  and Imperial Security in Africa
Author: Marsha R. Robinson
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9780739168554
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Release: 2012
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Matriarchy, Patriarchy and Imperial Security in Africa will appeal to professionals and students of imperial and world history, international security and conflict resolution, development, globalization, and gender studies. The author argues that terrorism, piracy, acts of sabotage, and austerity budget mass protests will continue in Africa, Asia and the West until ordinary people around the world have positive answers to the Primordial Question: Will my family eat today and sleep peacefully through the night?

Voices of Freedom

Voices of Freedom
Author: Henry Hampton,Steve Fayer
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9780307574183
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Release: 2011-08-03
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A vast choral pageant that recounts the momentous work of the civil rights struggle.”—The New York Times Book Review A monumental volume drawing upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and others, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it Join brave and terrified youngsters walking through a jeering mob and up the steps of Central High School in Little Rock. Listen to the vivid voices of the ordinary people who manned the barricades, the laborers, the students, the housewives without whom there would have been no civil rights movements at all. In this remarkable oral history, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and Steve Fayer, series writer, bring to life the country’s great struggle for civil rights as no conventional narrative can. You will hear the voices of those who defied the blackjacks, who went to jail, who witnessed and policed the movement; of those who stood for and against it—voices from the heart of America.

The American South

The American South
Author: William J. Cooper, Jr.,Thomas E. Terrill
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0742564509
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Release: 2009-01-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The American South, William J. Cooper, Jr. and Thomas E. Terrill demonstrate their belief that it is impossible to divorce the history of the south from the history of the United States. Each volume includes a substantial biographical essay—completely updated for this edition—which provides the reader with a guide to literature on the history of the South. Coverage now includes the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, up-to-date analysis of the persistent racial divisions in the region, and the South's unanticipated role in the 2008 presidential primaries.

Building Blocks of Modern Society

Building Blocks of Modern Society
Author: James W Cortada
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781538148556
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Release: 2020-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This book proposes a way to look at the history of information and to history as a whole that is simultaneously relevant to observers in other disciplines and familiar to historians of business, economics, sociology and technology. The author presents that advocacy in two ways: with theoretical and historiographical discussions of what information ecosystems and infrastructures are and their value for this kind of research, second, through a range of case studies applying those concepts"--

Mr Science and Chairman Mao s Cultural Revolution

Mr  Science and Chairman Mao s Cultural Revolution
Author: Chunjuan Nancy Wei,Darryl E. Brock
Pages: 391
ISBN: 9780739149744
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Release: 2013
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Contributors approach the challenge of interpreting the science and technology of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution from different viewpoints, some as China-based scholars, others in the United States, and representing views of historians, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, literary scholars, and mathematicians. These scholars also represent a spectrum regarding their sense for the Cultural Revolution, ranging from skeptics who perceive little in the way of innovation or benefit from that period, to those who are agnostic, seeking evidence for S&T innovation, and others who lived through the Cultural Revolution, arguing the world has much yet to learn from socialist science"--