U.s. - Political and Civil Rights of Blacks
Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir
Hope in the Struggle
A Memoir
Hardcover      ISBN: 1517904447
"Young Black people have repeatedly asked Johnson why she continues to work on social justice issues and how she manages to retain hope. She publishes this book hoping current and future generations will remember the strength of their ancestors, learn from her story, continue the struggle, and gain justice for her people"--
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
The Audacity of Hope
Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0307237702
The junior U.S. senator from Illinois speaks out to all Americans on how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can be adapted to such controversial issues as globalization, the function of religion in public life, and the struggle to bring people together in a nation torn by differences. Reprint. 400,000 first printing.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Paperback      ISBN: 0345350685
The Black leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the Black population
Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
Killing the Black Body
Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
Paperback      ISBN: 0679758690
A powerful, thought-provoking indictment of America's continuing assault on the reproductive rights of black women ranges from the era of slavery to the welfare reform acts of the 1990s that penalize women on welfare for having babies. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality 1890-2000
Better Day Coming
Blacks and Equality 1890-2000
Paperback      ISBN: 0142001295
Traces the efforts of African Americans to achieve equality and civil rights in the era following the collapse of Reconstruction to the present day, examining such key events as Ida B. Wells's campaign against lynching in the 1890s, the formation of the NAACP, Marcus Garvey and the growth of black nationalism, and the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. Reprint.
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
The Fire This Time
A New Generation Speaks About Race
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501126342
Presents a continuation of James Baldwin's 1963"The Fire Next Time" that examines racial issues from the past half-century through essays, poems, and memoir pieces by some of the current generation's most original thinkers and writers.
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65
Pillar of Fire
America in the King Years 1963-65
Paperback      ISBN: 0684848090
Examines the jailing of Martin Luther King, jr., the end of segregation, and the growing rifts in the civil rights movement that led to calls for a more violent reaction to racism
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Freedom Riders
1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 0199754314
The saga of the Freedom Rides is an improbable, almost unbelievable story. In the course of six months in 1961, four hundred and fifty Freedom Riders expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting the stage for the civil rights movement. In this new version of his encyclopedic Freedom Riders, Raymond Arsenault offers a significantly condensed and tautly written account. With characters and plot lines rivaling those of the most imaginative fiction, this is a tale of heroic sacrifice and unexpected triumph. Arsenault recounts how a group of volunteers--blacks and whites--came together to travel from Washington DC through the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws in buses and terminals and putting their lives on the line for racial justice. News photographers captured the violence in Montgomery, shocking the nation and sparking a crisis in the Kennedy administration. Here are the key players--their fears and courage, their determination and second thoughts, and the agonizing choices they faced as they took on Jim Crow--and triumphed. Winner of the Owsley Prize Publication is timed to coincide with the airing of the American Experience miniseries documenting the Freedom Rides "Arsenault brings vividly to life a defining moment in modern American history." --Eric Foner, The New York Times Book Review "Authoritative, compelling history." --William Grimes, The New York Times "For those interested in understanding 20th-century America, this is an essential book." --Roger Wilkins, Washington Post Book World "Arsenault's record of strategy sessions, church vigils, bloody assaults, mass arrests, political maneuverings and personal anguish captures the mood and the turmoil, the excitement and the confusion of the movement and the time." --Michael Kenney, The Boston Globe
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68
At Canaan's Edge
America in the King Years, 1965-68
Paperback      ISBN: 0684857138
A final installment of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's history of the civil rights movement chronicles Martin Luther King's final years, covering such topics as the 1965 Selma march for the right to vote, King's turbulent alliance with Lyndon Johnson, and his protests against the Vietnam war. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Trumpet of Conscience
The Trumpet of Conscience
Paperback      ISBN: 0807001708
MLK's final statements on racism, poverty, war, and the civil rights movement In November and December 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Canadian Broadcasting Corporations' Massey Lecture Series. The collection was immediately released by the CBC under the title Conscience for Change, but after King's assassination, in 1968, the book was republished by Harper & Row as The Trumpet of Conscience. Each oration found here encompasses a distinct theme and speaks prophetically to today's perils, addressing issues of racial equality, conscience and war, the mobilization of young people, and nonviolence. "A Christmas Sermon on Peace," a powerful concluding speech that was a live broadcast of his 1967 Christmas Eve sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, illuminates King's long-term vision of nonviolence as a path to world peace and contains many of his memorable oratorical set pieces.