An Army of Lions

The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP

Author: Shawn Leigh Alexander

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081222244X

Category: History

Page: 408

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In January 1890, journalist T. Thomas Fortune stood before a delegation of African American activists in Chicago and declared, "We know our rights and have the courage to defend them," as together they formed the Afro-American League, the nation's first national civil rights organization. Over the next two decades, Fortune and his fellow activists organized, agitated, and, in the process, created the foundation for the modern civil rights movement. An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP traces the history of this first generation of activists and the organizations they formed to give the most comprehensive account of black America's struggle for civil rights from the end of Reconstruction to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909. Here a host of leaders neglected by posterity—Bishop Alexander Walters, Mary Church Terrell, Jesse Lawson, Lewis G. Jordan, Kelly Miller, George H. White, Frederick McGhee, Archibald Grimké—worked alongside the more familiar figures of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Booker T. Washington, who are viewed through a fresh lens. As Jim Crow curtailed modes of political protest and legal redress, members of the Afro-American League and the organizations that formed in its wake—including the Afro-American Council, the Niagara Movement, the Constitution League, and the Committee of Twelve—used propaganda, moral suasion, boycotts, lobbying, electoral office, and the courts, as well as the call for self-defense, to end disfranchisement, segregation, and racial violence. In the process, the League and the organizations it spawned provided the ideological and strategic blueprint of the NAACP and the struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century, demonstrating that there was significant and effective agitation during "the age of accommodation."
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An Army of Sheep Led By a Lion Can Defeat an Army of Lions Led By Sheep

Funny Journal and Notebook for Boys Girls Men and Women of All Ages. Lined Paper Note Book.

Author: Janice H McKlansky Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781077686946

Category:

Page: 124

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Funny Hobby Inspired Journal - Makes for a Perfect Gift or for Personal Use This notebook and journal is perfect for anyone that loves to different sporting events and hobbies that take a big focus in their lives. Get your hands on this booklet to take notes, draw pictures, has a passion for animals, cute things, life and positivity, or purchase it as a gift for the person that seems to have everything. SIZE: 6X9 PAPER: White Lined Paper PAGES: 124 Pages COVER: Soft Cover (Matte) Limited Time Offer Perfect for note taking, sketching, memories or day planning Printed on high quality interior stock paper Premium matte finish cover with amazing art work Order your copy today!
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Dreaming of Lions

My Life in the Wild Places

Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has spent a lifetime observing other creatures and other cultures, from her own backyard to the African savannah. Her books have transported millions of readers into the hidden lives of animals—from dogs and cats to deer and lions. She’s chronicled the daily lives of African tribes, and even imagined the lives of prehistoric humans. She illuminates unknown worlds like no other. Now, she opens the doors to her own. Dreaming of Lions traces Thomas’s life from her earliest days, including when, as a young woman in the 1950s, she and her family packed up and left for the Kalahari Desert to study the Ju/Wa Bushmen. The world’s understanding of African tribal cultures has never been the same since. Nor has Thomas, as the experience taught her not only how to observe, but also how to navigate in male-dominated fields like anthropology and animal science and do what she cared about most: spending time with animals and people in wild places, and relishing the people and animals around her at home. Readers join Thomas as she returns to Africa, after college and marriage, with her two young children, ending up in the turmoil leading to Idi Amin’s bloody coup. She invites us into her family life, her writing, and her fascination with animals—from elephants in Namibia, to dogs in her kitchen, or cougars outside her New England farmhouse. She also recounts her personal struggles, writing about her own life with the same kind of fierce honesty that she applies to the world around her, and delivering a memoir that not only shares tremendous insights, but also provides tremendous inspiration. Dreaming of Lions, originally published in hardcover as A Million Years With You, is slightly updated and includes a powerful new afterword by the author.
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The Lions of the Lord

Author: Harry Leon Wilson

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732661288

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Reproduction of the original: The Lions of the Lord by Harry Leon Wilson
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Temple of the Lion

The Darius Chronicles

Author: Darrell Abdullah Kirk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465379401

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

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In an antiquated era from an unsung time, when man’s design remained in sodden soil, lions and Dragons battled for authority over earth’s lands. The fi rst war was waged by Ari the father of all lions. He, his fi ve sons and their forces fought a long victorious fi erce battle against the Dragons, but this war sadly brought Ari’s end as well. Agrim, a lion prophet born centuries after the war foretold of a leader to be born amongst lions. This leader would come during the age of man and would wield the Nuru or ‘the gift’, as its catalyst for victory delivering hope to all life. After the many wars fought against these beasts known as the Nungeda, dragons of the ancient world, their Emperor eventually retreated with his forces back to the Ice Mountains of Hursagam, hibernating, growing in numbers and preparing for their return centuries later to decimate all life upon planet earth. Over fi ve Millennia has past’s since their defeat and the fi rst of the caller’s appear during the age of man in the personage of the lion Darius. Darius is the fi rst of the foretold Diyeen, the one who despite overwhelming Odds, fi ght in the way of his creator and purpose. Will he bring hope back to lion kind and will his presence with the aid of the Nuru bring victory over the Nungeda who vows a triumphant return? This you will gage for yourself within these pages of the Temple of the Lion – The Darius Chronicles. The fi rst installment of a trilogy detailing the role lions once played in a past that has escaped the historical annals of earth’s shrouded history.
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A Rainbow of Blood

The Union in Peril—An Alternate History

Author: Peter G. Tsouras

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597972118

Category: History

Page: 354

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“Do you know what military glory is? It is ‘that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood—that serpent's eye, that charms to destroy.'” —Abraham Lincoln The Union in dire peril! The war that began in Peter G. Tsouras's previous alternate history, Britannia's Fist, accelerates during a few desperate weeks in October 1863. From the bayous of Louisiana to the green hills of the Hudson Valley, from Chicago in flames to the gates of Washington itself, the Great War uncoils in ropes of fire. French and British armies are on the march, and heavy reinforcements have put to sea. Copperheads have risen in revolt to drag the Midwest into the Confederacy as a vital Union army stands starving and under siege in Tennessee. Meanwhile, Robert E. Lee and the Royal Navy set in motion a stroke that is boldness itself. The Union staggers under these blows. While the Grenadier Guards march into glory in upstate New York's apple orchards, from the second story of a shot-up Washington hotel Abraham Lincoln watches a forest of the red flags of rebellion waving over a Confederate column rushing across the Long Bridge. To stop them is a war-worn regiment of New York soldiers. To their backs Washington burns. But new technologies and the art of intelligence are thrown onto the scales, while Russia plans to enter the war to avenge its humiliation in the Crimean War. A Rainbow of Blood brings forward the Great War from its outbreak to the first great crisis of the embattled republic. Peopled with remarkable personalities of the age, the book rattles with the tramp of armies marching down one of the most intriguing roads not taken—or even imagined—until now.
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The George W. Bush Defense Program

Policy, Strategy & War

Author: Stephen J. Cimbala

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597975079

Category: History

Page: 317

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An in-depth assessment of Bush's military policy and defense strategy
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