Ella Baker

Community Organizer of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: J. Todd Moye

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442215674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

View: 1331

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: 8363

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: 9291

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: 6184

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: 7132


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: 4185

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

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: 4380

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.

My Song

Die Autobiographie

Author: Harry Belafonte,Michael Shnayerson

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462305344

Category: Music

Page: 656

View: 9628

Eine mitreißende Jahrhundertgeschichte: Harry Belafontes Autobiographie Sänger, Schauspieler, politischer Aktivist. Harry Belafontes Leben mutet an wie ein Märchen und liest sich wie ein Roman: Aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammend, wurde er zu einem der bekanntesten und beliebtesten Entertainer unserer Zeit. Ein Mann, der die Macht, die ihm seine Popularität verleiht, seit Jahrzehnten nutzt, um für eine gerechtere Gesellschaft zu kämpfen. Er kannte sie alle: Eleanor Roosevelt, Sidney Poitier, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro. Die Lebensgeschichte Harry Belafontes ist eine Jahrhundertstory. Auf wunderbar lebendige Weise erzählt er von seiner Kindheit im Harlem der 1930er-Jahre, wo Ganoven den Ton angaben, von Kindheitstagen zwischen jamaikanischen Bananenplan tagen, von seinen Kollegen in der Schauspielklasse des deutschen Exilanten Erwin Piscator – Marlon Brando, Walter Matthau und Tony Curtis – damals allesamt noch so unbekannt wie Belafonte, von den Anfängen der Bürgerrechtsbewegung, seiner Freundschaft mit Martin Luther King, Jr., und wie es dazu kam, dass er 1960 Wahlkampfwerbung für John F. Kennedy machte. Bis heute hat Harry Belafonte, seit Jahren UNICEF-Botschafter, nichts von seiner Leidenschaft für den politischen Kampf eingebüßt: Er wirft Barack Obama vor, nicht genug Herz für die Armen zu zeigen, und sucht, gerade auch mit diesem Buch, den Dialog mit politisch aktiven jungen Menschen auf der ganzen Welt. Eine inspirierende Autobiographie, ein Buch, das vor Energie und Lebensfreude vibriert wie die Songs Harry Belafontes.

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: 5010

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.

Moving the Mountain

Women Working for Social Change

Author: Ellen Cantarow,Susan Gushee O'Malley,Sharon Hartman Strom

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9780912670614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

View: 3232

The role of women in creating social change is illuminated in the stories of Florence Luscomb, Ella Baker, and Jessie Lopez De La Cruz

Notable Black American Women

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1334

View: 3146

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

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787667047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 4023

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Reference Library of Black America

Author: Jessie Carney Smith,Joseph M. Palmisano

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 1244

View: 2855

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

Collective Courage

A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

Author: Jessica Gordon Nembhard

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271064552

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 4705

In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality. Not since W. E. B. Du Bois’s 1907 Economic Co-operation Among Negro Americans has there been a full-length, nationwide study of African American cooperatives. Collective Courage extends that story into the twenty-first century. Many of the players are well known in the history of the African American experience: Du Bois, A. Philip Randolph and the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Jo Baker, George Schuyler and the Young Negroes’ Co-operative League, the Nation of Islam, and the Black Panther Party. Adding the cooperative movement to Black history results in a retelling of the African American experience, with an increased understanding of African American collective economic agency and grassroots economic organizing. To tell the story, Gordon Nembhard uses a variety of newspapers, period magazines, and journals; co-ops’ articles of incorporation, minutes from annual meetings, newsletters, budgets, and income statements; and scholarly books, memoirs, and biographies. These sources reveal the achievements and challenges of Black co-ops, collective economic action, and social entrepreneurship. Gordon Nembhard finds that African Americans, as well as other people of color and low-income people, have benefitted greatly from cooperative ownership and democratic economic participation throughout the nation’s history.

Black Women in America

Author: Darlene Clark Hine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195223743

Category: African American women

Page: 2136

View: 4834

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: Books

Page: N.A

View: 1809