In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King laid out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind—for the first time—has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.
This companion volume to "A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr". includes the text of his most well-known oration, "I Have a Dream", his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam", a powerful plea to end the ongoing conflict.
In word and in voice, these eleven historic sermons are masterpieces of theological literature from one of the world's great orators. He appeals to the heads as well as the hearts of his congregations, explaining that personal and social change can only be effected by adopting a morality of love in service of God and humankind.
In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time.
Call Number: NEW BOOKS - 1st FLOOR GV1132.A44 R64 2016
Based on previously untapped sources, from Malcolm's personal papers to FBI records, Blood Brothers offers an in-depth portrait of the complex bond between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. An extraordinary narrative of love and deep affection, as well as deceit, betrayal, and violence, this story is a window into the public and private lives of two of our greatest national icons, and the tumultuous period in American history that they helped to shape.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X have come to symbolize the two primary strands of black political thought during the civil rights movement. The parallels and divergences between the two men remain striking: one dreamed of a country united in true racial equality, the other saw this as a nightmare that served only the interest of wealthy whites.
March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launched a series of campaigns, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and an all-out battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television.
Presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work of nine men and women who documented the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement. Unlike images produced by photojournalists, these photographers lived within the movement, primarily within the SNCC.
This book provides the first national study of this intense and challenging struggle which disrupted and refashioned institutions in almost every state. It also illuminates the context for one of the most transformative educational movements in American history through a history of black higher education and black student activism before 1965.
While white students sought to radicalize the student body and restructure Columbia University, black students focused on stopping the construction of the gym in Morningside Park. Through separate, militant action, black students and the black community stopped the university from trampling over its relatively poor and powerless neighbors.
A compelling insider's account of one of America's most renown radical organizations, the Black Panther Party. Abu-Jamal helped found the Panther's Philadelphia branch and wrote for the Party's national newspaper. Through the Party, Abu-Jamal began his life-long work of building a movement to expose the violence of the state and end entrenched poverty, endemic racism, and police brutality.
A fascinating, unparalleled look at the Nation of Islam, including its history, the complexity of its views towards orthodox Muslims, women, and other minorities, and the trajectory of the group after the 1995 Million Man March. Sources include first-hand accounts, interviews, and archives from the FBI.
Details the formation and development of the Black Muslim movement through its wide-ranging expressions in America today, focusing especially on Louis Farrakhan's movement as the true successor to the original Nation of Islam founded by Elijah Muhammad.
Elijah Muhammad is arguably the most significant figure in the history of Islam in the United States. Successor to W. D. Fard, the founder of the Nation of Islam, and a mentor to Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad led the Nation of Islam for over forty years. To better comprehend this powerful and controversial figure, Berg contextualizes Elijah Muhammad and his religious approach within the larger Islamic tradition, exploring his use of the Qur'an, his interpretation of Islam, and his relationships with other Muslims.
From its pivotal role in overturning the Jim Crow laws in the South to its twenty-year court campaign that culminated with Brown v. the Board of Education, the NAACP has been at the forefront of the struggle against American racism. A vivid and passionately written account of the single most influential secular organization in black America.
Call Number: GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS - 4th FLOOR Y 1.1/2:SERIAL 14904
A comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Individual profiles are introduced by contextual essays that explain major events in congressional and U.S. history. Also features rarely seen historical images, bibliographies, and references, statistical graphs, and charts.
Long before Rosa Parks became famous, she was an advocate for social justice who worked as an investigator for the NAACP branch office in Montgomery, Alabama, specializing in cases involving black women who had been sexually assaulted by white men—cases that often went untried. This never-before-told history of the civil rights movement examines how it was in part started in protest against the ritualistic rape of black women by white men who used economic intimidation, sexual violence, and terror to derail the freedom movement throughout the Jim Crow era.
An engaging memoir that tells of Ida B. Well's private life as mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.
Examines African Americans' strategies for resisting white racial violence from the Civil War up to the Clinton era. In telling this more-than 100-year-old story of violence and resistance, Waldrep describes how white Americans legitimized racial violence after the Civil War, and how black journalists campaigned against the violence by invoking the Constitution and the law as a source of rights.