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Outside Agitator

Author : Adam Parker
ISBN : 1938235452
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cleveland Sellers Jr. was the scapegoat for one of the bloodiest civil rights events of the 1960s. In 1968 state troopers gunned down black students protesting the segregation of a South Carolina bowling alley, killing three and injuring 28. The Orangeburg Massacre was one of the most violent moments of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and only one person served prison time in its aftermath: a young black man by the name of Cleveland Sellers Jr. Many years later, the state would recognize that Sellers was a scapegoat in that college campus tragedy and would issue a full pardon. *Outside Agitator* is the story of a Sellers' early activism: organizing a lunch counter sit-in as a 15-year-old in the tiny South Carolina town of Denmark, registering voters in Alabama and Mississippi, refusing the Vietnam War draft, serving as national program director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and working alongside 1960s civil rights icons Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., H. Rap Brown and Malcolm X. It's also the story of his lifelong struggle to overcome the Orangeburg incident and his slow crawl to justice. That journey takes him to Harvard University, then to a hard-fought position in civil service in Greensboro, North Carolina. And in a triumphant end to his career, a major Southern university elevates Sellers to chair its African-American Studies program, and the historically black college in his hometown respectfully calls him to be its president. Adam Parker's incisive biography is about a proud black man who refuses to be defeated, whose tumultuous life story personifies America's continuing civil rights struggle.

Outside Agitator

Author : Charles W. Eagles
ISBN : 081731069X
Genre : History
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Winner of the 1993Lillian Smith Book Award, sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, "Outside Agitator" tells the dramatic, largely forgotten story behind the 1965 killing of civil rights worker Jon Daniels in Lowndes County, Alabama, detailing the lives of the killer and the victim. "

Inside Agitators

Author : David L. Chappell
ISBN : 080185234X
Genre : History
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"With keen insight, Chappell argues that not only were white southerners far from solid in their commitment to segregation during the civil rights era, but that the movement actively exploited and widened their divisions to achieve both local victories and federal intervention." -- Mark Newman, Journal of American Studies "One of the many virtues of David Chappell's fascinating study is that he does not romanticize white southerners who were sympathetic toward the civil rights movement. Rather than depicting them simply as courageous dissenters, he shows that their motives for supporting civil rights reform were varied and complex -- a mixture of altruism, pragmatism, paternalism, guilt, and numerous other idiosyncratic sentiments." -- Clayborne Carson, Editor of the Papers of Martin Luther King Jr. "Chappell is to be commended for struggling with hard questions about historical causation." -- Robert J. Norrell, Journal of American History

Letter From The Birmingham Jail

Author : Jr. Martin Luther King
ISBN : 1535599812
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Original text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s open letter from jail, written in April 1963.

Black White Relations In American History

Author : Leslie Vincent Tischauser
ISBN : 0810833891
Genre : Education
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An annotated bibliography of more than 700 significant works concerning the function of race in American history. It evaluates the most important historical, sociological, and psychological studies published since 1944. An introductory chapter describes and evaluates key general works on the origin and meaning of race and race relations. After the introduction, chapters are arranged in chronological order. All consequential studies of slavery on the national, state, and local level are included with a brief synthesis of the major findings of the study. The book continues through the Civil War, the Reconstruction, segregation and Jim Crow, up to and including the ongoing Civil Rights movement begun in the late 1950s. A final chapter includes works that attempt to imagine the cost economically, socially, and politically of black/white racism and discrimination in the United States."

Jesus Outside The New Testament

Author : Robert Van Voorst
ISBN : 0802843689
Genre : Religion
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Presents evidence and information, aside from the Christian scriptures, on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Features excerpts in Roman correspondence and the early Christian writings known as the "New Testament Apocrypha.".

How I Became An Outside Agitator

Author : Linda Lanphear
ISBN : UOM:39015080477154
Genre : Anarchism
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John Bright

Author : Bill Cash
ISBN : 9781848859968
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Bright was one of the greatest British statesmen of the 19th century: in a series of Punch cartoons in 1878, Bright featured alongside Disraeli and Gladstone as the three greatest politicians of the age. However, his impressive contribution to British politics and society has been virtually forgotten in the modern world. Bright played a critical role in many of the most important political movements of the Victorian era - most notably, the Anti-Corn Law League, which he founded with Richard Cobden in 1838 and which played a significant role in obtaining the abolition of the Corn Laws in 1846. He was also a vehement opponent of capital punishment and supported free trade, electoral reform, and religious freedom. He was internationally renowned as an excellent speaker and a copy of one of his speeches was found in the pocket of Abraham Lincoln on the day of his assassination. In this new biography, the first in more than 30 years, Bill Cash provides an incisive and engaging portrait of a man who influenced the politics of his generation more than virtually any other. It will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in Victorian politics and society.

Memories Of The Southern Civil Rights Movement

Author : Danny Lyon
ISBN : UOM:39015026873185
Genre : Photography
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Photographs and text chronicle the activities of Black students in the civil rights movement

Taking Sides

Author : Cindy Milstein
ISBN : 9781849352338
Genre : Social Science
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"Taking Sides is more than a book; it's a politic aimed at the heart of every radical struggling against a racist state." —Luis A. Fernandez, author of Policing Dissent Taking Sides is a critical response to divisive debates within current movements against police violence and white supremacy, especially since Michael Brown's murder. These sharp interventions ask activists to avoid easy—and safe—answers and take on the hard work of building real grassroots solidarity across racial lines. Cindy Milstein is author of Anarchism and Its Aspirations. Her essays appeared in Realizing the Impossible, Confronting Capitalism, and Globalize Liberation.

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