One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.
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The Study Guide for Let Nobody Turn Us Around, 2/e offers key points, comprehension and thought questions, essay questions, suggested research topics, classroom exercises, and media and Internet resources as well as additional selected readings for each section of the book as well as the preface and introduction. Appendices provide guidelines on citation styles and style manuals (MLA, CMS, CBE, APA, and APSA), directions for citing Internet and other electronic sources, suggested Internet resources in four social sciences (anthropology, history, political science, and sociology), a checklist on quoting and paraphrasing, and the table of contents of the second edition of Let Nobody Turn Us Around.
From the ongoing issues of poverty, health, housing and employment to the recent upsurge of lethal police-community relations, the black working class stands at the center of perceptions of social and racial conflict today. Journalists and public policy analysts often discuss the black poor as “consumers” rather than “producers,” as “takers” rather than “givers,” and as “liabilities” instead of “assets.” In his engrossing new history, Workers on Arrival, Joe William Trotter, Jr. refutes these perceptions by charting the black working class’s vast contributions to the making of America. Covering the last four hundred years since Africans were first brought to Virginia in 1619, Trotter traces black workers’ complicated journey from the transatlantic slave trade through the American Century to the demise of the industrial order in the 21st century. At the center of this compelling, fast-paced narrative are the actual experiences of these African American men and women. A dynamic and vital history of remarkable contributions despite repeated setbacks, Workers on Arrival expands our understanding of America’s economic and industrial growth, its cities, ideas, and institutions, and the real challenges confronting black urban communities today.
"Centered on sermons and lectures by the Rev. Dr. William Barber, leader of the Moral Monday, Forward Together Movement in North Carolina, this book advocates a broad-based moral movement for economic and social justice, rooted in the fundamental American values of freedom, justice, and equality for all"--
Let Nobody Turn Us Around provides students with a collection of readings that capture the main ideological currents of the Black Freedom Movement in the United States from 1789 to the present. This Study Guide is designed to complement each section of the book. It contains summaries of the section introductions, comprehension and thought questions that pertain to each document, essay questions that address major themes discussed in each section, a list of potential research topics, suggested classroom exercises, and a collection of films and web sites that are relevant to each section. These features provide assistance in developing lectures, homework assignments, examinations, and in-depth research projects for a range of undergraduate students. The Guide is an ideal teaching tool that will allow both students and instructors to explore the many themes and issues that are central to Let Nobody Turn Us Around.
Mary Robinson recounts her journey from picking cotton in rural Alabama to becoming an outspoken community leader and labor activist. The daughter of sharecroppers, Robinson came of age at the peak of the civil rights movement and took a job in J. P. Stevens's Montgomery plant when the textitle manufacturing giant was forced to admit African American workers. She soon became part of the historic organizing struggle by the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, finding her voice as an outspoken activist and union organizer. This narrative is a behind-the-scenes account of union organizing drives in the South, from the vantage point of a black woman. Based on twenty-three years of interviews betwen Mary Robinson and oral historian Fran Leeper Buss, this book reveals the intertwined effects of race, class, and gender on the lives of lower-income women during segregation and after; sheds light on African American resistance movmements in the twentieth century and the roles of religious traditions and storytelling in struggles for social justice; and highlights women's important roles in community activism and the labor movement--From publisher description.
- Author : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2000
- Genre : African Americans
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UOM:39015065694823
- Author : American Normal School Association
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1981
- Genre : Education
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UIUC:30112108209450
The colourful autobiography of extraordinary song-and-dance man Johnny Brandon, from tap-dancing in British music hall at the age of 11, to writing chart-topping singles and hit musicals. Johnny Brandon worked with some of the biggest names in show business, including Vera Lynn, Adelaide Hall, Jessie Matthews, Morecambe and Wise and Barbara Windsor in London. As well as writing hit songs for others, he released his own chart-topping singles in the early 1950s. But the 'Personality Kid' was more than a stage presence. His lifelong involvement in civil rights was underpinned by the 50 years he shared with his African-American partner, Robert Richardson. When they set up home in New York, Johnny immediately began writing hits for American stars, including Sarah Vaughan, Bill Haley and the Comets, Theresa Brewer and The Andrews Sisters, and musicals for some of the finest performers in American theatre. The zest for life and passion for music of the 'King of Zing' bring his story dancing off the page. But he returns time and again to the underlying themes that are most important to him: his admiration for and gratitude to all his 'black soul brothers and sisters', and his relationship with Bob. His deep love of all humanity, his fundamental belief that we are all 'family', regardless of race, colour, religion, sexuality or lifestyle, shine strongly through his narrative - the story of a white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant soul brother.