U.s. - Political and Civil Rights of Blacks
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.
Across That Bridge
Life Lessons and a Vision for Change
Hardcover ISBN: 1401324118
Sharing stories, life lessons and reflections on moments that challenged his commitment to the virtues he lives by, a civil rights icon presents his philosophy on living courageously and with purposes to create a new America.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr
Paperback ISBN: 0446676500
Drawing on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s unpublished writings and other materials housed in Stanford University's archives, a civil rights scholar assembles a continuous first-person narrative of King's life. Reprint.
Bending Toward Justice
The Birmingham Church Bombing That Changed the Course of Civil Rights
Hardcover ISBN: 1250201446
Traces the decades-long legal battle to bring justice to the victims of the 1963 Birmingham bombing attack on the 16th Street Baptist Church, detailing how the case was originally closed before the surviving bombers were eventually convicted.
The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
Paperback ISBN: 0872865088
"Tim Wise's Colorblind is a Powerful and Urgently needed book. One of our best and most courageous public voices on racial inequity, Wise tackles head-on the resurgence and absurdity of post-racial liberalism in a world still largely structured by deep racial disparity and structural inequity. He shows us with passion and sharp, insightful, accessible analysis how this imagined world of post-racial framing and policy can't take us where we want to go---it actually stymies our progress toward racial unity and equality."---Tricia Rose, author of The Hip Hop Wars "Colorblind Proposes Practical Solutions to our problems and promotes new ways of thinking that encourage us to both recognize differences and transcend them."---George Lipsitz, author of The Possessive Investment in Whiteness "You Will Literally Lose Your Breath Trying to keep up with the ways that Wise lays waste to the idea that we've achieved anything close to a `post-race' society. If you don't know who Tim Wise is, you will after this book."---Mark Anthony Neal, author of New Black Man and Professor of African & African-American Studies at Duke University Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then, many voices have called for an end to affirmative action and other color-conscious policies and programs, and even for a retreat from public discussion of racism itself. Bolstered by the election of Barack Obama, proponents of colorblindness argue that the obstacles faced by blacks and people of color in the United States can no longer be attributed to racism but instead result from economic forces. Thus, they contend, programs meant to uplift working-class and poor people are the best means for overcoming any racial inequalities that might still persist. In Colorblind, Tim Wise refutes these assertions and advocates that the best way forward is to become more, not less, conscious of race and its impact on equal opportunity. Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and healthcare, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today, and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice. Colorblind presents a timely and provocative look at contemporary racism and offers fresh ideas on what can be done to achieve true social justice and economic equality.
The Fire This Time
A New Generation Speaks about Race
Paperback ISBN: 1501126350
A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful. The Fire This Time is vivid proof that words are important, because of their power to both cleanse and to clarify
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