Angela Davis--an Autobiography

Author: Angela Yvonne Davis

Publisher: International Pub

ISBN: 9780717806676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The political activist reflects upon the people and incidents that have influenced her life and commitment to global liberation of the oppressed

Angela Davis

An Autobiography

Author: Angela Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704342095

Category: African American women

Page: 400

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Assata

Eine Autobiografie

Author: Asata Shakur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944233789

Category:

Page: 360

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African American Autobiographers

A Sourcebook

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Chronicling the autobiographical tradition in African American literature from the 18th century to the present, this volume features 66 authors from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X. Alphabetized entries, written by expert contributors, include concise biographies, overviews of autobiographical works and themes, reviews of critical receptions, and bibliographies.

Autobiography as Activism

Three Black Women of the Sixties

Author: Margo V. Perkins

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578062645

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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A study of the Black Power narratives of Angela Davis, Assata Shakur (a.k.a. JoAnne Chesimard), and Elaine Brown as instruments for radical social change. Recipient of the Mississippi University for Women's Eudora Welty Prize

Assata

An Autobiography

Author: Assata Shakur

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781556520747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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The author, formerly known as JoAnne Chesimard, relates the formative experiences of her youth that led her to a life of activism in Black nationalist organizations and, eventually, to prison

Little Red

Three Passionate Lives through the Sixties and Beyond

Author: Dina Hampton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1610391977

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the early 1960s, a remarkable crop of students graduated from a small New York City school renowned for progressive pedagogy and left-wing politics: Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School. These young people entered college at the peak of the transformative era we now call The Sixties, and would go on to impact the course of United States history for the next half century. Among them were Angela Davis, the brilliant, stunning African American Communist and academic who became the face of the Black Power movement; Tom Hurwitz, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) activist and cinematographer who played a key role in the occupation of Columbia University; and Elliott Abrams, who rebelled against the leftist political orthodoxies of the school and of the times, and ultimately played key roles in the Reagan administration, the George W. Bush administrations and the neoconservative movement. In Little Red, based on extensive original interviews and archival research, Dina Hampton tells the compelling, interwoven life stories of these three schoolmates. Their tumultuous, divergent, public and private paths wind through the seminal events and political conflicts of recent American history, from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War; the Summer of Love to the feminist uprising; Iran-Contra to Occupy Wall Street. As they pursue political ends, each of their lives will be shaped by events, relationships and social changes they never imagined. Their successes and setbacks will resonate with anyone who has struggled to reconcile the utopian goals of The Sixties—or of youth itself—with the realities of day-to-day life in the world as it is. Today, a new generation is taking to the streets, galvanized by controversial wars and social and economic inequities as troubling as those we faced in the 1960s. The stories of Angela, Tom and Elliott serve as both road map and cautionary tale for anyone engaged in that most American of acts—trying to perfect the world.

"We Shall Overcome"

Die DDR und die amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung

Author: Maria Schubert

Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh

ISBN: 3657787690

Category: History

Page: 443

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Ihren Kampf begriffen amerikanische Bürgerrechtler seit jeher als einen globalen und trugen diesen auch nach Deutschland in die DDR. Während die SED dort Solidarität mit der afroamerikanischen Bevölkerung verkündete, ermutigten Martin Luther Kings Ideen so manchen zum Widerstand gegen die SED-Diktatur. Maria Schubert untersucht anhand der DDR-Besuche von Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King, Ralph Abernathy und Angela Davis die Wirkungsgeschichte der afro-amerikanischen Bürgerrechtsbewegung im ostdeutschen Staat. Neben der offiziellen SED-Politik gegenüber dem sogenannten "anderen Amerika" stehen die eigenwilligen Umdeutungen des Bildes bei der Bevölkerung im Mittelpunkt. Dabei setzt sich die Autorin mit der Geschichte der afroamerikanischen Bürgerrechtsbewegung und der sozialistischen Gedankenwelt auseinander. Sie zeigt, wie (inner-)gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen in der DDR durch transnationale Einflüsse eine besondere Dynamik erhielten.

Feinde, Freunde, Fremde?

Deutsche Perspektiven auf die USA

Author: Volker Benkert

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 3845275367

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Gleichgültig war Amerika den Deutschen nie. Die USA galten als Inbegriff des "wohlwollenden Hegemons" und waren Aufhänger von zahlreichen Feindbildern. Sie wurden als kulturelle Fremdlinge bewundert oder verdammt. Aber leidenschaftslos oder statisch waren die deutschen Perspektiven kaum. Historiker, Politikwissenschaftler, Amerikanisten, Sozial- und Literaturwissenschaftler zeigen in diesem Band, dass die USA oft zugleich Freund, Feind und fremd waren. Austausch, Anpassung und Ablehnung existierten in Deutschland nicht selten nebeneinander. Die versammelten Blicke auf die USA reichen von romantischen Amerikabildern der Nachkriegszeit über Amerikanisierung und Antiamerikanismus der 1970er- und 1980er-Jahre bis hin zu den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 und die jüngste Vergangenheit. Mit Beiträge von Alex Alvarez, Volker Benkert, Franz Eder, Moritz Fink, Axel Fischer, Christer S. Garrett , Katharina Gerund, Konrad H. Jarausch, Daniel Kosthorst, Marita Krauss, Stefanie Kunze, Jan Logemann, Heide Reinhäckel, Maren Roth, Rolf Steininger und Frank Usbeck.

Angela Davis

eine Frau schreibt Geschichte

Author: Klaus Steiniger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783355017671

Category: African American political activists

Page: 175

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Abolition Democracy

Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture

Author: Angela Y. Davis

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609801038

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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Revelations about U.S policies and practices of torture and abuse have captured headlines ever since the breaking of the Abu Ghraib prison story in April 2004. Since then, a debate has raged regarding what is and what is not acceptable behavior for the world’s leading democracy. It is within this context that Angela Davis, one of America’s most remarkable political figures, gave a series of interviews to discuss resistance and law, institutional sexual coercion, politics and prison. Davis talks about her own incarceration, as well as her experiences as "enemy of the state," and about having been put on the FBI’s "most wanted" list. She talks about the crucial role that international activism played in her case and the case of many other political prisoners. Throughout these interviews, Davis returns to her critique of a democracy that has been compromised by its racist origins and institutions. Discussing the most recent disclosures about the disavowed "chain of command," and the formal reports by the Red Cross and Human Rights Watch denouncing U.S. violation of human rights and the laws of war in Guantánamo, Afghanistan and Iraq, Davis focuses on the underpinnings of prison regimes in the United States.

Shoe Dog

Die offizielle Biografie des NIKE-Gründers

Author: Phil Knight

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3862489280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Als junger, abenteuerlustiger Business-School-Absolvent auf der Suche nach einer Herausforderung lieh Phil Knight sich von seinem Vater 50 Dollar und gründete eine Firma mit einer klaren Mission: qualitativ hochwertige, aber preiswerte Laufschuhe aus Japan importieren. In jenem ersten Jahr, 1963, verkaufte Knight Laufschuhe aus dem Kofferraum seines Plymouth Valiant heraus und erzielte einen Umsatz von 8000 Dollar. Heute liegen die Jahresumsätze von Nike bei über 30 Milliarden Dollar. In unserem Zeitalter der Start-ups hat sich Knights Firma Nike als Maßstab aller Dinge etabliert und sein "Swoosh" ist längst mehr als nur ein Logo. Es ist ein Symbol von Geschmeidigkeit und Größe, eines der wenigen Icons, die in jedem Winkel unseres Erdballs sofort wiedererkannt werden. Aber Knight selbst, der Mann hinter dem Swoosh, ist immer ein Geheimnis geblieben. Jetzt erzählt er endlich seine Geschichte. Seine Memoiren sind überraschend, bescheiden, ungeschönt, humorvoll und handwerklich meisterhaft. Den Anfang markiert eine klassische Situation am Scheideweg. Der 24-jährige Knight bereist als Rucksacktourist Asien, Europa und Afrika, ihn bewegen die ganz großen philosophischen Fragen des Lebens. Und er entscheidet sich für einen unkonventionellen Lebensweg. Anstatt für ein großes etabliertes Unternehmen zu arbeiten, beschließt er, etwas ganz Eigenes zu schaffen – etwas, das neu, dynamisch und anders ist. En détail beschreibt Knight die vielen unberechenbaren Risiken, mit denen er sich auf seinem Weg konfrontiert sah, die niederschmetternden Rückschläge, die skrupellosen Konkurrenten, die zahllosen Zweifler und Widersacher, die abweisenden Banker, die etlichen Male, wo er knapp einer Katastrophe entging, ebenso wie seine vielen triumphalen Erfolge.

New Abolitionists, The

(Neo)slave Narratives And Contemporary Prison Writings

Author: N.A

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483107

Category:

Page: N.A

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Protest Nation

Words That Inspired A Century of American Radicalism

Author: Timothy McCarthy,John McMillian

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586067

Category: History

Page: 240

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Protest Nation is a guide through the speeches, letters, broadsides, essays, and manifestos that form the backbone of the American radical tradition in the twentieth century. With examples from socialists, feminists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists that have served as beacons for millions, the volume also includes brief introductory essays by the editors that provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included. Selections include a fiery speech by socialist Eugene Debs, an astonishing treatise on animal liberation by Peter Singer, "Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson, Harvey Milk's "The Hope Speech" and many others. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included. Protest Nation presents the most significant and brilliant examples of radical writing, in a concise volume geared for anyone interested in reconnecting with the deep currents of American radical thinking. These range from a fiery speech by Eugene Debs, the great socialist orator; to the original Black Panther Party Platform; to Peter Singer’s astonishing treatise on animal liberation, among many others.

The Radical Reader

A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition

Author: Timothy McCarthy,John McMillian

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558742X

Category: History

Page: 688

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Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality that lie at the heart of American democracy. The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than 200 primary documents in a comprehensive collection of the writings of America’s native radical tradition. Spanning the time from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sources—speeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters. From Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” to Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics,” these are the documents that sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included.