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Civil Rights Chronicle: Letters from the South
Civil Rights Chronicle
Letters from the South
Paperback      ISBN: 0878059539

Anyone who says nothing has changed must have forgotten or never have known the daily indignities, not to mention the powerless position, of African Americans in the South before the 1960s. A white California teacher named Clarice T. Campbell wrote detailed letters to family and friends about her "small adventures" while studying at the universities of Alabama and Mississippi and teaching at black Mississippi and South Carolina colleges. She was a keen eyewitness during troubled times. her letters reveal a time and a place as well as her observant, feeling nature.

Motivated to educate or remind, Campbell has collected and edited these amazing letters. They tell of racial injustice she encountered, whether shopping, having her car repaired, or dining in cafes and restaurants. Everywhere, she recognized matters that she deemed "wrong." But only she and a few others dared to speak out. With her clear insight into a closed society being broken open, these collective letters to the world

The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America
The Classroom and the Cell
Conversations on Black Life in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0883783371

This collection of conversations between celebrity intellectual Marc Lamont Hill and famed political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is a shining example of African American men speaking for themselves about the many forces impacting their lives. Covering topics such as race, politics, hip-hop culture, education, mass incarceration, and love, their discussions shine a spotlight on some of the most pressing issues in 21st century African American life.

Collected Black Women's Narratives
Collected Black Women's Narratives
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195052609

The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers
General Editor: HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.
Oxford University Press, in collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, rescued the voice of an entire segment of the black tradition by offering volumes of compelling and rare works of fiction, poetry, autobiography, biography, essays, and journalism, written by nineteenth-century black women. Responding to the wide recognition this series has received, Oxford now presents four more of these volumes in paperback (to add to the eight already available). Each book contains an introduction written by an expert in the field, as well as an overview by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the General Editor.

Colored People: A Memoir
Colored People
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 067973919x

In a coming-of-age story as enchantingly vivid and ribald as anything Mark Twain or Zora Neale Hurston, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., recounts his childhood in the mill town of Piedmont, West Virginia, in the 1950s and 1960s and ushers readers into a gossip, of lye-and-mashed-potato "processes," and of slyly stubborn resistance to the indignities of segregation.

A winner of the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Award and the Lillian Smith Prize, Colored People is a pungent and poignant masterpiece of recollection, a work that extends and deepens our sense of African American history even as it entrances us with its bravura storytelling
Colored People: A Memoir
Colored People
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679421793

The celebrated Black Harvard scholar offers a portrait of growing up in a West Virginia hill town, presenting a study of his family, his childhood icons, and the social institutions and mores of the time

The Commercial Church: Black Churches and the New Religious Marketplace in America
The Commercial Church
Black Churches and the New Religious Marketplace in America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0739137727

In this new book on the rise of commercial black 'mega churches, ' Mary Hinton examines the rich legacy of the historic black church from the dual perspectives of theology and religious education. She explores the new religious models emerging from the tradition of the historic black church and questions whether they are continuing to operate and practice according to the wisdom of this unique form of American religion. Two mega church ministries, those of T. D. Jakes and Creflo Dollar, are examined in detail with regards to how they align with black church religious history. Hinton concludes by proposing that the fastest growing religious phenomenon within and outside of the black community in the United States-the mega church-should no longer be analyzed based on size alone. Instead, Hinton urges readers to consider the ecclesiastical structures of churches in making appropriate assessments in determining should and should not be classified as a commercial church

Commercial Church: Black Churchpb
Commercial Church
Black Churchpb
Paperback      ISBN: 0739186159

In this new book on the rise of commercial black 'mega churches, ' Mary Hinton examines the rich legacy of the historic black church from the dual perspectives of theology and religious education. She explores the new religious models emerging from the tradition of the historic black church and questions whether they are continuing to operate and practice according to the wisdom of this unique form of American religion. Two mega church ministries, those of T. D. Jakes and Creflo Dollar, are examined in detail with regards to how they align with black church religious history. Hinton concludes by proposing that the fastest growing religious phenomenon within and outside of the black community in the United States-the mega church-should no longer be analyzed based on size alone. Instead, Hinton urges readers to consider the ecclesiastical structures of churches in making appropriate assessments in determining should and should not be classified as a commercial church

Comparison of the African-American Presence in an Earlier and Later American History Textbook
Comparison of the African-American Presence in an Earlier and Later American History Textbook
Hardcover      ISBN: 0761818375

A Comparison of the African American Presence in an Early and Later American History Textbook, uses content analysis of texts to alert readers to the omission and distortion of the history of African-Americans, in the hope that this practice will motivate readers to help change this unfair practice. This will be an important and useful book to teachers and curriculum committees, and will assist them in planning more effectively and efficiently for students.

A Comprehensive Name Index for the American Slave
A Comprehensive Name Index for the American Slave
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313292043

In the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration began interviewing former slaves for their side of history, a project that would become one of the largest oral research projects on slavery. Forty years later, George P. Rawick compiled the thousands of interviews into the multi-volume series The American Slave. Published by Greenwood Press in the 1970s, the slave narratives have provided a valuable resource for historians and researchers, but they lacked a comprehensive name index. This volume indexes the slaves according to where they lived (as opposed to where they were interviewed), enabling researchers to locate slaves by state, county, or region, as well as by their master's name, their age, and the interviewer.

The ease of access provided by this index will aid researchers who wish to consider the slave experience in specific states or regions. It will help scholars trace migratory patterns from one region to another and enable genealogical researchers to locate specific individuals.

Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in America
Cooking with Grease
Stirring the Pots in America
Paperback      ISBN: 074325399x
Cooking with Grease is an inspiring, behind-the-scenes memoir of the life and times of a tenacious political organizer and the first African-American woman to head a major presidential campaign.
Donna Brazile fought her first political fight at age nine -- campaigning (successfully) for a city council candidate who promised a playground in her neighborhood. The day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, she committed her heart and her future to political and social activism. By the 2000 presidential election, Brazile had become a major player in American political history -- and she remains one of the most outspoken and forceful political activists of our day.
Brazile grew up one of nine children in a working-poor family in New Orleans, a place where talking politics comes as naturally as stirring a pot of seafood gumbo -- and where the two often go hand in hand. Growing up, she learned how to cook from watching her mother, Jean, stir the pots in their family kitchen. She inherited her love of reading and politics from her grandmother Frances. Her brothers Teddy Man and Chet worked as foot soldiers in her early business schemes and in her voter registration efforts as a child.
Cooking with Grease follows Donna's rise to greater and greater political and personal accomplishments. But each new career success came with its own kind of heartache, especially in her greatest challenge: leading Al Gore's 2000 campaign, making her the first African American to lead a major presidential campaign.
Cooking with Grease is an intimate account of Donna's thirty years in politics. Her witty style and innovative political strategies have garnered her the respect and admiration of colleagues and adversaries alike -- she is as comfortable trading quips with Karl Rove as she is with her Democratic colleagues. Her story is as warm and nourishing as a bowl of Brazile family gumbo.