African American Nonfiction Books in the 21st Century

A Bibliographical Annotation

Author: Harry B. Dunbar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964365438

Category: African Americans

Page: 54

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This work is essentially a bibliography consisting of a representative sampling of 58 nonfiction books published in the year 2004 about African Americans and about the issues that impacted and impact us, - viewed in the context of the canon of 664 selected from those published in the last two decades of the twentieth century. The offerings of the mainstream press in the period 1939-1964 are cited as a backdrop. Ninety-one titles published over the years 2001 to 2003 constitute the sampling for that period. The surge in the publication of books in the canon at the end of the 20th century is analyzed.
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The Nazi Card

Nazi Comparisons at the Beginning of the Cold War

Author: Brian Johnson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498532918

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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This book examines major political movements during the Cold War through the rhetorical trope of the Nazi analogy. The examination pits ideas concerning utopian and dystopian social orders against the problems associated with reproducing rhetorical tropes throughout the various agencies of mass American culture.
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Freedom's Main Line

The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Author: Derek Charles Catsam

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138868

Category: History

Page: 436

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Black Americans in the Jim Crow South could not escape the grim reality of racial segregation, whether enforced by law or by custom. In Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides, author Derek Charles Catsam shows that courtrooms, classrooms, and cemeteries were not the only front lines in African Americans' prolonged struggle for basic civil rights. Buses, trains, and other modes of public transportation provided the perfect means for civil rights activists to protest the second-class citizenship of African Americans, bringing the reality of the violence of segregation into the consciousness of America and the world. In 1947, nearly a decade before the Supreme Court voided school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, sixteen black and white activists embarked on a four-state bus tour, called the Journey of Reconciliation, to challenge discrimination in busing and other forms of public transportation. Although the Journey drew little national attention, it set the stage for the more timely and influential 1961 Freedom Rides. After the Supreme Court's 1960 ruling in Boynton v. Virginia that segregated public transportation violated the Interstate Commerce Act, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups organized the Freedom Rides to test the enforcement of the ruling in buses and bus terminals across the South. Their goal was simple: "to make bus desegregation," as a CORE press release put it, "a reality instead of merely an approved legal doctrine." Freedom's Main Line argues that the Freedom Rides, a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, were a logical, natural evolution of such earlier efforts as the Journey of Reconciliation, their organizers following models provided by previous challenges to segregation and relying on the principles of nonviolence so common in the larger movement. The impact of the Freedom Rides, however, was unprecedented, fixing the issue of civil rights in the national consciousness. Later activists were often dubbed Freedom Riders even if they never set foot on a bus. With challenges to segregated transportation as his point of departure, Catsam chronicles black Americans' long journey toward increased civil rights. Freedom's Main Line tells the story of bold incursions into the heart of institutional discrimination, journeys undertaken by heroic individuals who forced racial injustice into the national and international spotlight and helped pave the way for the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Opening the Doors

The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa

Author: B. J. Hollars

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817317929

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Opening the Doors is a wide-ranging account of the University of Alabama’s 1956 and 1963 desegregation attempts, as well as the little-known story of Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s, own civil rights movement. Whereas E. Culpepper Clark’s The Schoolhouse Door remains the standard history of the University of Alabama’s desegregation, in Opening the Doors B. J. Hollars focuses on Tuscaloosa’s purposeful divide between “town” and “gown,” providing a new contextual framework for this landmark period in civil rights history. The image of George Wallace’s stand in the schoolhouse door has long burned in American consciousness; however, just as interesting are the circumstances that led him there in the first place, a process that proved successful due to the concerted efforts of dedicated student leaders, a progressive university president, a steadfast administration, and secret negotiations between the U.S. Justice Department, the White House, and Alabama’s stubborn governor. In the months directly following Governor Wallace’s infamous stand, Tuscaloosa became home to a leader of a very different kind: twenty-eight-year-old African American reverend T. Y. Rogers, an up-and-comer in the civil rights movement, as well as the protégé of Martin Luther King Jr. After taking a post at Tuscaloosa’s First African Baptist Church, Rogers began laying the groundwork for the city’s own civil rights movement. In the summer of 1964, the struggle for equality in Tuscaloosa resulted in the integration of the city’s public facilities, a march on the county courthouse, a bloody battle between police and protesters, confrontations with the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, a bus boycott, and the near-accidental-lynching of movie star Jack Palance. Relying heavily on new firsthand accounts and personal interviews, newspapers, previously classified documents, and archival research, Hollars’s in-depth reporting reveals the courage and conviction of a town, its university, and the people who call it home.
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Hip Hop on Film

Performance Culture, Urban Space, and Genre Transformation in the 1980s

Author: Kimberly Monteyne

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617039225

Category: Music

Page: 277

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A reclamation and interpretation of a once-dismissed aspect of American film history
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Freedom Riders

John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Ann Bausum

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 79

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Offers the true account of two young men who took the risk to venture into the segregated South at the peak of the Civil Rights era to take part as Freedom Riders and fight for equality for all--making their mark and doing their part to change history forever along the way.
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Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory

Author: Owen J. Dwyer,Derek H. Alderman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9781930066717

Category: History

Page: 144

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"Owen Dwyer and Derek Alderman examine civil rights memorials as cultural landscapes, offering the first book-length critical reading of the monuments, museums, parts, streets, and sites dedicated to the African-American struggle for civil rights and interpreting them is the context of the Movement's broader history and its current scene. In paying close attention to which stories, people, and places are remembered and which are forgotten, the authors present an engaging account of an unforgettable story."--BOOK JACKET.
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U.S. History DeMYSTiFieD

Author: Stephanie Muntone

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071754636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

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Details American history and its important men and women with step-by-step guidance, expert tricks, and quizzes.
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