Time in the Black Experience

Time in the Black Experience

The first work to deal entirely with temporal perceptions among Africans and those of African descent in America with discussions of cosmology, genealogy, colonialism, agriculture, slavery, religion, and linguistics.

Author: Joseph K. Adjaye

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313291187

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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The first work to deal entirely with temporal perceptions among Africans and those of African descent in America with discussions of cosmology, genealogy, colonialism, agriculture, slavery, religion, and linguistics.
Categories: Social Science

The Black Church in the African American Experience

The Black Church in the African American Experience

C. Eric Lincoln, Lawrence H. Mamiya, Lawrence H.. Mamiya Duke University
Press. 8 "Now Is the Time!" The Black Church, Politics, and Civil Rights Militancy
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency
of ...

Author: C. Eric Lincoln

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822310732

Category: Religion

Page: 519

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Black churches in America have long been recognized as the most independent, stable, and dominant institutions in black communities. In The Black Church in the African American Experience, based on a ten-year study, is the largest nongovernmental study of urban and rural churches ever undertaken and the first major field study on the subject since the 1930s. Drawing on interviews with more than 1,800 black clergy in both urban and rural settings, combined with a comprehensive historical overview of seven mainline black denominations, C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya present an analysis of the Black Church as it relates to the history of African Americans and to contemporary black culture. In examining both the internal structure of the Church and the reactions of the Church to external, societal changes, the authors provide important insights into the Church’s relationship to politics, economics, women, youth, and music. Among other topics, Lincoln and Mamiya discuss the attitude of the clergy toward women pastors, the reaction of the Church to the civil rights movement, the attempts of the Church to involve young people, the impact of the black consciousness movement and Black Liberation Theology and clergy, and trends that will define the Black Church well into the next century. This study is complete with a comprehensive bibliography of literature on the black experience in religion. Funding for the ten-year survey was made possible by the Lilly Endowment and the Ford Foundation.
Categories: Religion

Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice: The Black Experience in Professional Hockey is the first book to tell the unique stories of black hockey players - how they overcame or succumbed to racial and cultural prejudices to play Canada's favourite pastime.

Author: Cecil Harris

Publisher: Insomniac Press

ISBN: 1897415052

Category: Electronic books

Page: 225

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Black hockey players from Grant Fuhr to Jarome Iginla speak candidly for the first time about their experiences in the NHL. Since 1958, thirty-seven black men have played in the National Hockey League. Out of the 600 players active today, fourteen are black. Breaking the Ice: The Black Experience in Professional Hockey is the first book to tell the unique stories of black hockey players - how they overcame or succumbed to racial and cultural prejudices to play Canada's favourite pastime. Sports journalist Cecil Harris outlines in detail the personal and professional battles as well as the vict.
Categories: Electronic books

The Way it was in the South

The Way it was in the South

Chronicles the black experience in Georgia from the early 1500s to the present, exploring the contradictions of life in a state that was home to both the KKK and the civil rights movement.

Author: Donald Lee Grant

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820323292

Category: History

Page: 624

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Chronicles the black experience in Georgia from the early 1500s to the present, exploring the contradictions of life in a state that was home to both the KKK and the civil rights movement.
Categories: History

The Black Experience in America

The Black Experience in America

The high point of the demonstration was Martin Luther King's famous speech: "
Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy. Now is the time to rise
from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.

Author: Norman Coombs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781627936866

Category: History

Page: 191

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In three parts, Norman Coomb's addresses the history of the African Americans beginning with the slave trade to the fight for freedom and lastly to the search for equality.
Categories: History

Between Babel and Pentecost

Between Babel and Pentecost

Time in the Black Experience , London : Greenwood Press , 1994 , pp . 1 - 17 ;
Joseph E . Holloway , " Time in the African Diaspora : The Gullah Experience ' in
Adjaye , Time in the Black Experience , pp . 199 - 213 ; Paul Antze and Michael ...

Author: André Corten


ISBN: 1850654395

Category: Africa

Page: 311

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This text considers the important transnational character of Pentecostal movements in Africa and Latin America and their tendency to foster identities that transcend national and cultural contexts.
Categories: Africa

Freedom Time

Freedom Time

It aligns his own writing with an experience too complex to be named by the
slogan “the black experience” while lending that experience a contingent
objectivity that he grapples with later in his essay. As an objective entity,
saturation functions ...

Author: Anthony Reed

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421415215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Standard literary criticism tends to either ignore or downplay the unorthodox tradition of black experimental writing that emerged in the wake of protests against colonization and Jim Crow–era segregation. Histories of African American literature likewise have a hard time accounting for the distinctiveness of experimental writing, which is part of a general shift in emphasis among black writers away from appeals for social recognition or raising consciousness. In Freedom Time, Anthony Reed offers a theoretical reading of "black experimental writing" that presents the term both as a profound literary development and as a concept for analyzing how writing challenges us to rethink the relationships between race and literary techniques. Through extended analyses of works by African American and Afro-Caribbean writers—including N. H. Pritchard, Suzan-Lori Parks, NourbeSe Philip, Kamau Brathwaite, Claudia Rankine, Douglas Kearney, Harryette Mullen, and Nathaniel Mackey—Reed develops a new sense of the literary politics of formally innovative writing and the connections between literature and politics since the 1960s. Freedom Time reclaims the power of experimental black voices by arguing that readers and critics must see them as more than a mere reflection of the politics of social protest and identity formation. With an approach informed by literary, cultural, African American, and feminist studies, Reed shows how reworking literary materials and conventions liberates writers to push the limits of representation and expression.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cuban Identity and the Angolan Experience

Cuban Identity and the Angolan Experience

Time in the Black Experience. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1994. Aidi,Hishaam. “
Blacksin Argentina: DisappearingActs.” 2009. http://www.columbia.edu/~ha26/
afro latino/blacks_in_argentina.htm, accessed May 5,2010. Anderson, Benedict.

Author: C. Peters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137119285

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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Exploring the cultural politics of Cuba's epic military engagement in the Angolan civil war, this book narrates the transformation of Cuban national identity from Latin African to Caribbean through the experience of internationalism in Angola.
Categories: Political Science

Black Experience and the Empire

Black Experience and the Empire

This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style.

Author: Philip D. Morgan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199290679

Category: History

Page: 416

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This work explores the lives of people of sub-Saharan Africa and their descendants, how they were shaped by empire, and how they in turn influenced the empire in everything from material goods to cultural style. The black experience varied greatly across space and over time. Accordingly, thirteen substantive essays and a scene-setting introduction range from West Africa in the sixteenth century, through the history of the slave trade and slavery down to the 1830s, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century participation of blacks in the empire as workers, soldiers, members of colonial elites, intellectuals, athletes, and musicians. No people were more uprooted and dislocated; or traveled more within the empire; or created more of a trans-imperial culture. In the crucible of the British empire, blacks invented cultural mixes that were precursors to our modern selves - hybrid, fluid, ambiguous, and constantly in motion. SERIES DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the five volumes of the Oxford History of the British Empire was to provide a comprehensive study of the Empire from its beginning to end, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. The volumes in the Companion Series carry forward this purpose by exploring themes that were not possible to cover adequately in the main series, and to provide fresh interpretations of significant topics.
Categories: History

The Price of the Ticket

The Price of the Ticket

In the past, time was marked by the oppression blacks endured and the freedom
they fought for and won. From “slavery to freedom,” from “civil rights to post–civil
rights”— these experiences marked black people's journey in America.

Author: Fredrick Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199910700

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The historical significance of Barack Obama's triumph in the presidential election of 2008 scarcely requires comment. Yet it contains an irony: he won a victory as an African American only by denying that he should discuss issues that target the concerns of African Americans. Obama's very success, writes Fredrick Harris, exacted a heavy cost on black politics. In The Price of the Ticket, Harris puts Obama's career in the context of decades of black activism, showing how his election undermined the very movement that made it possible. The path to his presidency began just before passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, when black leaders began to discuss strategies to make the most of their new access to the ballot. Some argued that black voters should organize into a cohesive, independent bloc to promote both targeted and universal polices; others urged a more race-neutral approach, working together with other racial minorities as well as like-minded whites. This has been the fundamental divide within black politics ever since. At first, the gap did not seem serious. But the post-civil-rights era has accelerated a shift towards race-neutral politics. Obama made a point of distancing himself from older race-conscious black leaders, such as Jesse Jackson- and leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus-even though, as Harris shows, he owes much to Jackson's earlier campaigns for the White House. Unquestionably Obama's approach won support among whites, but Harris finds the results troublesome. The social problems targeted by an earlier generation of black politicians--racial disparities in income and education, stratospheric incarceration and unemployment rates--all persist, yet Obama's election, ironically, marginalized those issues, keeping them off the political agenda. Meanwhile, the civil-rights movement's militancy to attack the vestiges of racial inequality is fading. Written by one of America's leading scholars of race and politics, The Price of the Ticket will reshape our understanding of the rise of Barack Obama and the decline of a politics dedicated to challenging racial inequality head on.
Categories: Political Science

The Stakes Three Plays of the Black Experience

The Stakes  Three Plays of the Black Experience

Eedie ofAbiona uses a running metaphor in her assertion that her old name
reminds her ofthe time when “I was in a fog at the back ofthe pack.” And later she
says, “I've passed milestones. Now's time to surge to the finish line.” Obviously
here ...

Author: Charlotte E. May-Séré

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475983937

Category: Drama

Page: 186

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This trio of plays explores the use of drama as a support in healing, training, and entertaining all. Using the healing and accessible art of theater, timely interests-addiction, HIV, mental illness, racial injustice, sexual harassment, and more-are brought to life in a trio of contemporary scripts. In the title play, "The Stakes," an idealistic African American social worker-the target of workplace racism, sexual harassment, and political machinations-is encouraged by a coworker who shares with her his enthusiasm for African proverbs. A young woman strives to overcome her dual afflictions of mental illness and substance dependence in "Abiona." With the help of health-care professionals, plus her own insights related to her African heritage, she learns to find hope again. In an addiction-recovery center, one man struggles in his quest for sobriety. He finds solace in learning that the origins of the group's holiday celebration can be found in African traditions. "GumBO" won the 2000 Script Writing Award given by the Gwendolyn Brooks Center of Chicago.
Categories: Drama

The Black Experience in the Civil War South

The Black Experience in the Civil War South

Whatever the dreams and expectations of Southern blacks in the tumultuous time
of secession and war, their actual experience was shaped to a considerable
extent by those who held power over them. These included not just the
slaveowners ...

Author: Stephen V. Ash

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275985240

Category: History

Page: 127

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The first book of its kind to appear in a generation, this comprehensive study details the experiences of the black men, women, and children who lived in the South during the traumatic time of secession and civil war. * A helpful introduction provides background on Southern blacks before the war and on how slavery was maintained * Photographs of black Southerners in the Civil War years illustrate the various aspects of their wartime experience * A bibliographical essay discusses other studies of the black Civil War experience for readers who want to explore the subject further
Categories: History

Race Work and Leadership

Race  Work  and Leadership

Inspired by and developed in conjunction with the research and programming for Harvard Business School's commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the HBS African American Student Union, this groundbreaking book shines ...

Author: Laura Morgan Roberts

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781633698024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 541

Rethinking How to Build Inclusive Organizations Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people's experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing? How do we build inclusive organizations? Inspired by and developed in conjunction with the research and programming for Harvard Business School's commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the HBS African American Student Union, this groundbreaking book shines new light on these and other timely questions and illuminates the present-day dynamics of race in the workplace. Contributions from top scholars, researchers, and practitioners in leadership, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, and education test the relevance of long-held assumptions and reconsider the research approaches and interventions needed to understand and advance African Americans in work settings and leadership roles. At a time when--following a peak in 2002--there are fewer African American men and women in corporate leadership roles, Race, Work, and Leadership will stimulate new scholarship and dialogue on the organizational and leadership challenges of African Americans and become the indispensable reference for anyone committed to understanding, studying, and acting on the challenges facing leaders who are building inclusive organizations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Black Holes Time Warps Einstein s Outrageous Legacy Commonwealth Fund Book Program

Black Holes   Time Warps  Einstein s Outrageous Legacy  Commonwealth Fund Book Program

Newton's absolute time was the time of everyday experience, the time that flows
inexorably forward as we age, the time measured by high-quality clocks and by
the rotation of the Earth and motion of the planets. It is a time whose flow is ...

Author: Kip Thorne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393247473

Category: Science

Page: 624

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Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them. Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time. Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know? Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component. Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.
Categories: Science

Life Experience of a Self Respecting Black Man

Life Experience of a Self Respecting Black Man

But at that time, I was just in the wrong place at the right time for the officer to write
this ticket. Who knows? This ticket could have been his first since he became a
police officer. When it comes to police officers, I have been victimized by so many

Author: J Pierre

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483629926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 180

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The book is about my life, my experiences, and the naked truth of human nature. The misunderstanding of racism, the value of education, dignity, and a change that can lead to unification of all people. Many must not be judged or condemned for the actions,mistakes and the misunderstandings of a few. I was victimized but my victimization does not lead to condemnation, but it leads to education, motivation, and courage. Prioritizing ethical standards before money, and properties.One must understand stealing 25 cents is equivalent to stealing 25 million dollars.The value of one human life must be more valuable than million of dollars regardless of the situations. Finally, all police officers must be highly educated all over the United State of America.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Vermonter s Literary Hodgepodge

A Vermonter s Literary Hodgepodge

Born in 1875 in Virginia of parents who had been slaves, he knew only too well
what blacks had experienced in this country ... It was his burning desire to
capture and record for all time what the black experience had been from the time
the first ...

Author: Iloene Flower Brennan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425932381

Category: Poetry

Page: 212

View: 710

A Vermonter rambles through the writing field for nearly three-quarters of a century. During the first part the flow in the field grows a crop of poetry. Then the course of growing produces a large quantity of messages delivered on Sunday mornings in a number of Vermont churches. Portion three of the field grows a limited crop of essays. In the final little corner of the field some small seeds of Christmas “editorials” from the “Brennan Chronicle” spring up and flourish. For more specific details, select for reading those portions which appeal to your interests.
Categories: Poetry

Psychological Principles and the Black Experience

Psychological Principles and the Black Experience

... of human behavior and therefore should not be neglected in attempts to
understand the experience of being Black. ... the dog had formed a connection
between the sight of food and the tasting of food over such a long period of time (
since ...

Author: Lawrence N. Houston

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0819179574

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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This book demonstrates how the basic body of knowledge in psychology can be applied to the experiences and behavior of blacks, as differentiated from those of whites. The author begins with a brief description of African culture, discusses the slave trade, and presents a sketch of the initial experiences of other ethnic groups in the United States. Following a discussion of black psychology and black psychologists, the author analyzes and relates specifically to the black experience such precepts as learning theories, perception, intelligence, frustration/adjustment, and personality. Includes discussion on criminal behavior, substance abuse, suicide and mental illness from a black perspective. The author concludes with an exploration of the factors that must be considered if psychological intervention with black patients and clients is to be effective. Contents: A Brief Look at the Past; Black Psychology and Black Psychologists; Learning and Conditioning; Perception and Consciousness; Black Intellectual Ability; Frustration and Adjustment; Personality; Socially Deviant and Socially Destructive Behavior; Mental Disorders; and Helping Troubled Blacks.
Categories: Psychology

Faith Stories and the Experience of Black Elders

Faith  Stories and the Experience of Black Elders

The sense of alienation and disaffection felt by Black people over the past five
hundred years (from our forced removal and ... In time, however, when a rapport
has been es- tablished, individuals who once might have been quite diffident
may ...

Author: Anthony Reddie

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853029936

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Working through oral traditions, this book illustrates the importance of spirituality and the family in African-Caribbean culture. The author shows how inter-generational conversations, where elders share personal experiences and reflections from their life with children and young people, encourage, inspire and educate the younger generation and contribute to their sense of identity. The author's approach can be applied in different cultural settings and both outlines and affirms an active role for older people in the community. It also provides useful historical background on the migration of people coming from the Caribbean to Britain. Containing case studies, it is a practical and reflective resource for religious professionals, social workers and anyone seeking to understand the meaning of religion and faith for Britain's African and Caribbean communities.
Categories: Religion

The African American Experience in Texas

The African American Experience in Texas

Using violence and intimidation, whites maintained themselves as the dominant
race in Texas society while at the same time keeping blacks subordinate and in
their "place." In one particularly virulent example of the extent to which whites ...

Author: Bruce A. Glasrud

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 0896726096

Category: History

Page: 404

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The African American Experience in Texas collects for the first time the finest historical research and writing on African Americans in Texas. Covering the time period between 1820 and the late 1970s, the selections highlight the significant role that black Texans played in the development of the state. Topics include politics, slavery, religion, military experience, segregation and discrimination, civil rights, women, education, and recreation. This anthology provides new insights into a previously neglected part of American history and is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of black Texans.
Categories: History

Blacks and Jews in Literary Conversation

Blacks and Jews in Literary Conversation

At the same time , however , in resisting cultural essentialism in both its black and
its Jewish versions , Roth produces a study ... either Jewish - black affinities or
still viable bases for a Jewish self - reconfiguring based on the black experience .

Author: E. Miller Budick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521635756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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Explores the works of leading black and Jewish writers from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Categories: Literary Criticism