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The Defender

Author : Ethan Michaeli
ISBN : 9780547560878
Genre : History
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“An extraordinary history…Deeply researched, elegantly written…a towering achievement that will not be soon forgotten.”—Brent Staples, New York Times Book Review “[This] epic, meticulously detailed account not only reminds its readers that newspapers matter, but so do black lives, past and present.”—USA Today Giving voice to the voiceless, TheChicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, becoming one of the first black millionaires in the process. His successor wielded the newspaper’s clout to elect mayors and presidents, including Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy, who would have lost in 1960 if not for TheDefender’s support. Drawing on dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, Ethan Michaeli constructs a revelatory narrative of race in America and brings to life the reporters who braved lynch mobs and policemen’s clubs to do their jobs, from the age of Teddy Roosevelt to the age of Barack Obama.

The World Of Jim Crow America A Daily Life Encyclopedia 2 Volumes

Author : Steven A. Reich
ISBN : 9781440850813
Genre : History
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This two-volume set is a thematically-arranged encyclopedia covering the social, political, and material culture of America during the Jim Crow Era. • Gives readers hard to find but important details about the daily lives of African Americans during the Jim Crow era • Offers insights based on social history into the daily experiences of the average person, engaging students' curiosity rather than focusing on the events, dates, and names of "traditional history" • Presents information within a thematic organization that encourages a more in-depth study of specific aspects of daily life under Jim Crow • Includes related primary documents that enable students to view history more directly and reach their own conclusions about past events • Examines a wide range of topics such as work, family life, clothing and fashion, food and drink, housing and community, politics, social customs, and spirituality • Provides a general introduction to each volume, individual topic introductions, numerous images and illustrations, a timeline of events, and a bibliography identifying print and non-print resources

The African American Press

Author : Derek Miller
ISBN : 9781502634801
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Many important Americans, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Frederick Douglass, had ties to newspapers that advocated for equal rights, discussed issues central to the lives of African Americans, and reported on stories the mainstream press refused to cover. The legacy of the African American press is one that carries on today. This essential volume reveals the black press's role in the abolition of slavery, the establishment of civil rights, desegregation, and today's fight against racism and prejudice.

My Perilous Journey

Author : Beverly Scott
ISBN : 0692349162
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My Perilous Journey: The Harrowing Tales and Misadventures of Oye' No. 1 is the first installment of award winning writer Beverly Reed Scott. This serial memoir begins in the early sixties when Scott was six years old. Her curiosity, love for nature and her innocence are vanquished all in on fell swoop. Reed's opens the series with a powerful tale of normalcy in the midst of madness. This is a version of the Hero's Journey you will never forget. Thank Angels and Ancestors who watch over writers for keeping this gifted author alive. Savor No. 1 and wait in anticipation for No. 2, Scott has already had her short story, Beverly turned into an award winning short film by director Eliaz Rodriguez and is featured in Ethan Michaeli's masterwork The Defenders- How the Legnedary Black Newspaper Changed America. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for an exciting ride.

Grassroots Editor

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121693902
Genre : Journalism
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Encore American Worldwide News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007406049
Genre : African Americans
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On Her Own Ground

Author : A'Lelia Bundles
ISBN : 9780743215701
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On Her Own Ground is the first full-scale, definitive biography of Madam C. J. Walker—the legendary African American entrepreneur and philanthropist—by her great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles. The daughter of slaves, Madam C. J. Walker was orphaned at seven, married at fourteen and widowed at twenty. She spent the better part of the next two decades laboring as a washerwoman for $1.50 a week. Then—with the discovery of a revolutionary hair care formula for black women—everything changed. By her death in 1919, Walker managed to overcome astonishing odds: building a storied beauty empire from the ground up, amassing wealth unprecedented among black women and devoting her life to philanthropy and social activism. Along the way, she formed friendships with great early-twentieth-century politi-cal figures such as W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. On Her Own Ground is not only the first comprehensive biography of one of recent history's most amazing entrepreneurs and philanthropists, it is about a woman who is truly an African American icon. Drawn from more than two decades of exhaustive research, the book is enriched by the author's exclusive access to personal letters, records and never-before-seen photographs from the family collection. Bundles also showcases Walker's complex relationship with her daughter, A'Lelia Walker, a celebrated hostess of the Harlem Renaissance and renowned friend to both Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. In chapters such as “Freedom Baby,” “Motherless Child,” “Bold Moves” and “Black Metropolis,” Bundles traces her ancestor's improbable rise to the top of an international hair care empire that would be run by four generations of Walker women until its sale in 1985. Along the way, On Her Own Ground reveals surprising insights, tells fascinating stories and dispels many misconceptions.


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020634072
Genre : African Americans
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Notable Black American Men

Author : Jessie Carney Smith
ISBN : 0787607630
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides biographical information on five hundred African American men who were pioneers, entrepreneurs, artists, reformers, leaders, officials, educators, or significant figures in other fields over three centuries.

Weekly Compilation Of Presidential Documents

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ISBN : NYPL:33433031989555
Genre : United States
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