Ella Baker

Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: J. Todd Moye

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442215674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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Ella Josephine Baker was among the most influential strategists of the most important social movement in modern US history, the civil rights movement. In this book, historian J. Todd Moye masterfully reconstructs Baker’s life and contribution for a new generation of readers.

Ex Auditu - Volume 30

An International Journal for the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Author: Klyne Snodgrass

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498224385

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 2785

Contents Announcement of the 2015 Symposium Abbreviations Introduction Klyne Snodgrass The Long Shadow of Augustine John E. Phelan, Jr. Response to Phelan Rebekah A. Eklund Wisdom's Response to the Divine Initiative Tremper Longman III Response to Longman James K. Bruckner Which Humans? What Response? A Reflection on Pauline Theology Beverly Roberts Gaventa Response to Gaventa Nicholas Perrin On Law and the Noachic Covenant: "Can the Judge of the Whole World Not Himself Do Justice?" (Genesis 18:25) Jodie Boyer Hatlem The Biblical Noah, Darren Aronofsky's Film Noah, and Viewer Response to Noah: The Complex Task of Responding to God's Initiative Robert K. Johnston Response to Johnston Paul Scott Wilson Corinth, Calvin, and Calcutta: Trinity, Trafficking and Transformation of Theologia Paul C. H. Lim Response to Lim Jonathan M. Wilson Here Am I: Moses and the Meaning of our Bodies Brian Bantum Transcripts of the Trinity: Reading the Bible in the Presence of God Cheryl Bridges Johns Living Water in John 4:7-30 Paul Scott Wilson Annotated Bibliography on the Human Response to the Divine Initiative Presenters and Respondents Ex Auditu - Volumes Available

Careers in Social Justice

Author: Jessica Shaw

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499467370

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4002

Throughout history, there have been a myriad of social justice movements and causes, and courageous individuals who have fought for change. For those who feel passionate about ensuring all people have equal rights, opportunities, and services available, a career working for social justice may be a perfect fit. This book offers in-depth information about a variety of social justice career options, such as advocacy work, environmental protection, and social work. Academic requirements, day-to-day responsibilities, and job outlooks are covered, as well as essential information and tips about the job search process.

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

A Radical Democratic Vision

Author: Barbara Ransby

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807862704

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

View: 2542

One of the most important African American leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker (1903-1986) was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. A gifted grassroots organizer, Baker shunned the spotlight in favor of vital behind-the-scenes work that helped power the black freedom struggle. She was a national officer and key figure in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and a prime mover in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Baker made a place for herself in predominantly male political circles that included W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr., all the while maintaining relationships with a vibrant group of women, students, and activists both black and white. In this deeply researched biography, Barbara Ransby chronicles Baker's long and rich political career as an organizer, an intellectual, and a teacher, from her early experiences in depression-era Harlem to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Ransby shows Baker to be a complex figure whose radical, democratic worldview, commitment to empowering the black poor, and emphasis on group-centered, grassroots leadership set her apart from most of her political contemporaries. Beyond documenting an extraordinary life, the book paints a vivid picture of the African American fight for justice and its intersections with other progressive struggles worldwide across the twentieth century.

Ella Baker

Freedom Bound

Author: Joanne Grant

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471327172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8017


I've Got the Light of Freedom

The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

Author: Charles M. Payne

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520207066

Category: History

Page: 525

View: 9234

Traces the history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi, and describes how ordinary men and women became caught up in the struggle

Notable Black American Women

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1334

View: 8538

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

Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518759442

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 9693

Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé

Sisters in the Struggle

African American Women in the Civil Rights-black Power Movement

Author: Bettye Collier-Thomas

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716024

Category: Political Science

Page: 363

View: 7960

Tells the stories and documents the contributions of African American women involved in the struggle for racial and gender equality through the civil rights and black power movements in the United States.

Reference Library of Black America

Author: Jessie Carney Smith,Joseph M. Palmisano

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 1244

View: 1711

Presents information on all aspects of Afro-American life including politics, employment and income, education, religion, literature, performing arts, science and medicine, and sports.

Women public speakers in the United States, 1925-1993

a bio-critical sourcebook

Author: Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: 9780313275357

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 491

View: 1842

"This excellent sourcebook is a valuable resource, particularly for anyone interested in the changing role of U.S. women." Choice

Black Women in America

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195223743

Category: African American women

Page: 2136

View: 8201

Provides biographies and topical essays discussing the important roles Black women have played in American history.

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Multicultural education

Page: N.A

View: 582


Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers

Author: Helen Rappaport

Publisher: Abc-clio

ISBN: 9781576071014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 888

View: 5803

Features: - In-depth coverage of women reformers never before profiled, especially from Third World countries- Women activists listed by country and by cause- Richly illustrated- Cross-references refer readers to related reformers

Many lives, many stories

a biography reader

Author: Kathryn A. Abbott,Patricia Hagler Minter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130989321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 82

View: 6671



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3307


A More Beautiful and Terrible History

The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

Author: Jeanne Theoharis

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807075876

Category: HISTORY

Page: 288

View: 4752

The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice. In A More Beautiful and Terrible History award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis dissects this national myth-making, teasing apart the accepted stories to show them in a strikingly different light. We see Rosa Parks not simply as a bus lady but a lifelong criminal justice activist and radical; Martin Luther King, Jr. as not only challenging Southern sheriffs but Northern liberals, too; and Coretta Scott King not only as a "helpmate" but a lifelong economic justice and peace activist who pushed her husband's activism in these directions. Moving from "the histories we get" to "the histories we need," Theoharis challenges nine key aspects of the fable to reveal the diversity of people, especially women and young people, who led the movement; the work and disruption it took; the role of the media and "polite racism" in maintaining injustice; and the immense barriers and repression activists faced. Theoharis makes us reckon with the fact that far from being acceptable, passive or unified, the civil rights movement was unpopular, disruptive, and courageously persevering. Activists embraced an expansive vision of justice - which a majority of Americans opposed and which the federal government feared. By showing us the complex reality of the movement, the power of its organizing, and the beauty and scope of the vision, Theoharis proves that there was nothing natural or inevitable about the progress that occurred.

Civil Rights in the United States: A-K

Author: Waldo E. Martin,Patricia Sullivan

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028647630

Category: African Americans

Page: 851

View: 5852

Contains articles that provide information about people, places, events, organizations, and movements related to Civil Rights in the United States; arranged alphabetically from Ralph Abernathy to William Kuntsler; and includes a copy of the Bill of Rights.