The Heavens Might Crack

The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Author: Jason Sokol

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 1541697391

Category: History

Page: 352

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A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King's death and legacy in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure--scorned by many white Americans, worshipped by some African Americans and liberal whites, and deemed irrelevant by many black youth. In The Heavens Might Crack, historian Jason Sokol traces the diverse responses, both in America and throughout the world, to King's death. Whether celebrating or mourning, most agreed that the final flicker of hope for a multiracial America had been extinguished. A deeply moving account of a country coming to terms with an act of shocking violence, The Heavens Might Crack is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand America's fraught racial past and present.

The Making of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Brian Ward,Anthony J. Badger,Tony Badger

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814792960

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 6751

Survivors of the Holocaustaccounted for fully one-half of the wave of immigration into Israel in the aftermath of World War II. These survivors were among the first to enter the gates of the new state following its founding in 1948. In this important addition to our understanding of the social integration of Holocaust survivors into postwar society, Hanna Yablonka draws on a wealth of primary materials such as recently released archival material, letters, newspapers, internal army magazines, and personal interviews, to examine, from all sides, the charged encounters between survivors of the Holocaust and the veteran Jewish population in Israel. Yablonka details the role the new immigrants played in the War of Independence, their settlement of towns and villages abandoned by Arabs during the war, and the ways in which Israeli society accepted-and often did not accept-them into the armed forces, the kibbutz movements, and the trade unions. Survivors of the Holocaustilluminates the ways in which Israeli society grew and developed through its emotional and sometimes contentious relations with the arriving survivors and how, against all odds, the survivors of the Holocaust and their offspring became pillars of modern Israeli society.

The Mighty Stream

Poems in Celebration of Martin Luther King

Author: Carolyn Forché

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780373928

Category: African American civil rights workers

Page: 224

View: 1659

As part of a fifty year anniversary and celebration, this anthology gathers poets from both sides of the Atlantic to address the challenges set out by Dr King. When he was awarded an honorary degree in civil law at Newcastle University in 1967, Dr Martin Luther King gave an electrifying extemporaneous address, speaking without notes, in which he said: There are three urgent and indeed great problems that we face today.That is the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war.' It's a shock to think how little has changed, and that Martin Luther King could well be speaking right here, right now. In the spirit of Dr King and his work as a humanitarian and activist, this anthology brings together poems that offer powerful testimonies to the urgent issues Dr King defines, and represents the polyphony of voices that speak in resistance to our continuing problems of racism, poverty, and war.

The Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought C.350-c.1450

Author: J. H. Burns,James Henderson Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423885

Category: History

Page: 808

View: 6722

This volume examines the history of a complex and varied body of ideas over a period of more than a thousand years.

Freedom's Pragmatist

Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

Author: Sylvia Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813044569

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 4619

An examination of Johnson's personal and political journey on civil rights, synthesizing available research into a concise study to focus on his record on racial politics.

The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

Author: Frederick Engels

Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3730964852

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 6268

The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779-1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.

Eric Burdon

Rebel Without a Pause

Author: Philip J. Payne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993195600

Category: Singers

Page: 50

View: 6203

The 1960s

A Documentary Reader

Author: Brian Ward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405163291

Category: History

Page: 241

View: 9450

Drawn from a wide range of perspectives and showcasing a variety of primary source materials, Brian Ward?s The 1960s: A Documentary Reader highlights the most important themes of the era. Supplies students with over 50 primary documents on the turbulent period of the 1960s in the United States Includes speeches, court decisions, acts of Congress, secret memos, song lyrics, cartoons, photographs, news reports, advertisements, and first-hand testimony A comprehensive introduction, document headnotes, and questions at the end of each chapter are designed to encourage students to engage with the material critically

Just My Soul Responding

Rhythm And Blues, Black Consciousness And Race Relations

Author: Brian Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135370036

Category: History

Page: 616

View: 2978

Brian Ward is Lecturer in American History at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne .; This book is intended for american studies, American history postwar social and cultural history, political history, Black history, Race and Ethnic studies and Cultural studies together with the general trade music.

Radio and the Struggle for Civil Rights in the South

Author: Brian Ward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813029788

Category: History

Page: 437

View: 7551

This compelling book offers important new insights into the connections among radio, race relations, and the civil rights and black power movements in the South from the 1920s to the mid-1970s. For the mass of African Americans--and many whites--living in the region during this period, radio was the foremost source of news and information. Consequently, it is impossible to fully understand the origins and development of the African American freedom struggle, changes in racial consciousness, and the transformation of southern racial practices without recognizing how radio simultaneously entertained, informed, educated, and mobilized black and white southerners. While focusing on civil rights activities in Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Washington, D.C., and the state of Mississippi, the book draws attention to less well-known sites of struggle such as Columbus, Georgia, and Columbia, South Carolina, where radio also played a vital role. It explains why key civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King and organizations such as the NAACP, SCLC, and SNCC put a premium on access to the radio, often finding it far more effective than the print media or television in advancing their cause. The book also documents how civil rights advocates used radio to try to influence white opinions on racial matters in the South and beyond, and how the broadcasting industry itself became the site of a protracted battle for black economic opportunity and access to a lucrative black consumer market. In addition, Ward rescues from historical obscurity a roster of colorful deejays, announcers, station managers, executives, and even the odd federal bureaucrat, who made significant contributions to the freedom struggle through radio. Winner of the AEJMC award for the best journalism and mass communication history book of 2004 and a 2004 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award, this book restores radio to its rightful place in the history of black protest, race relations, and southern culture during the middle fifty years of the 20th century.

Universities at War

Author: Thomas Docherty

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473910625

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5586

"Docherty is not only is a brilliant critic of those forces that would like to transform higher education into an extension of the market-place... he is also a man of great moral and civic courage, who under intense pressure from the punishing neoliberal state has risked a great deal to remind us that higher education is a civic institution crucial to creating the formative cultures necessary for a democracy to survive, if not flourish." - Henry Giroux, McMasters University "Docherty engages with the secular university in its present crisis, reflecting on its origins and on its role in the future of democracy. He tackles the urgent issue of inequality with a compelling denunciation of the ways of entrenched privilege; he offers a view of governance and representation from the perspective of those who are silenced; and exposes the fundamental damage done to thought by management-speak. Docherty is moral, passionate and committed and this is a fierce and important book." - Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London There is a war on for the future of the university worldwide. The stakes are high, and they reach deep into our social condition. On one side are self-proclaimed modernisers who view the institution as vital to national economic success. Here the university is a servant of the national economy in the context of globalization, its driving principles of private and personal enrichment necessary conditions of ‘progress’ and modernity. Others see this as a radical impoverishment of the university’s capacities to extend human possibilities and freedoms, to seek earnestly for social justice, and to participate in the endless need for the extension of democracy. This book analyses the former position, and argues for the necessity of taking sides with the latter. It does so with a sense of urgency, because the market fundamentalists are on the march. The fundamental war that is being fought is not just for scholars, but for a better – more democratic, more just, more emancipatory – form of life. Choose sides.

The Magna Carta Manifesto

Liberties and Commons for All

Author: Peter Linebaugh

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520260007

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 434


The Somme 1916

The First of July

Author: Ed Skelding

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473884764

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2817

The Walking the Western Front series started in 2012 with the release of two films on the Ypres Salient. Directed by acclaimed film maker Ed Skelding with guest historian Nigel Cave, the series of films offered a detailed tour of the battlefields, explori


Fugitive Images

Author: Paul Hallam,Andrea Luka Zimmerman,Cristina Cerulli,Victor Buchli,Lasse Johansson,Fugitive Images (Artists' collective)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956353924

Category: Architectural photography

Page: 139

View: 1233

"The pursuit of public Housing provision was one of the 20th century's redeeming contributions. Yet, in the first decade of the 21st century, public housing as an ideal is a contradictory territory resulting from policies that value entrepreneurial charities or a subsidised private sector over state funded and administered housing. Estate is a timely contribution to the debates entangling millions of individuals and countless neighbourhoods. The starting point is a visual essay on the Haggerston West & Kingsland estates in Hackney, east London, in the process of demolition and re-building. The 56 photographs document the spaces left behind when people were moved out. Despite residents living in limbo for over 30 years as refurbishment plans were continuously proposed, shelved and re-proposed, the images highlight their innovative solutions to the difficulties of continuing to live while an idea and a set of buildings were being abandoned around them"--P. [4] of cover.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Big Nest via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1910833819

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 5296

One of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life.

Tyneside's Great War

The Home Front 1914-1918

Author: Vanessa Histon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857952247

Category: England, North East

Page: 53

View: 7221

Black and Green

The Fight for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland & Black America

Author: Brian Dooley

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745312958

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

View: 4594

'An excellent book.' Irish Voice (New York)Ties between political activists in Black America and Ireland span several centuries, from the days of the slave trade to the close links between Frederick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell, and between Marcus Garvey and Eamon de Valera. This timely book traces those historic links and examines how the struggle for black civil rights in America in the 1960s helped shape the campaign against discrimination in Northern Ireland. The author includes interviews with key figures such as Angela Davis, Bernadette McAliskey and Eamonn McCann.

Eternity Beach

Author: Ward Kendall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692619636


Page: 640

View: 5821

From the author of the modern dystopian classic, Hold Back This Day, comes his most exciting and powerful novel yet.... What does a man do when he's killed in a horrific freeway crash - only to wake up in a strange room? That's Garrick Fenstad's peculiar dilemma, and he's not sure how to handle it. Especially since he's got a million other dead people to keep him company, in a place that's just a little bit strange. But the eats are free, he doesn't have to pay a dime in rent, and he's got the prospect of eternity to look forward to. Until he's offered the chance to go back to earth....and live again.

Black and British

A Forgotten History

Author: David Olusoga

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447299744

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4495

Winner of the 2017 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize. Winner of the Longman History Today Trustees' Award. A History Book of the Year. Longlisted for the Orwell Prize. Shortlisted for the inaugural Jhalak Prize. In this vital re-examination of a shared history, historian and broadcaster David Olusoga tells the rich and revealing story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’ and the global slave-trading empire. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. Black British history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all. Unflinching, confronting taboos and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how the lives of black and white Britons have been entwined for centuries.

It's My Life!

1960s Newcastle: Memories from People Who Were There

Author: Anna Flowers,Vanessa Histon

Publisher: Newcastle Libraries & Information Service

ISBN: 9781857951387

Category: Newcastle upon Tyne (England)

Page: 156

View: 5237

The 1960s was the decade that began in black and white and ended in colour. In Newcastle, as elsewhere, it was a time when everything was possible and everything was changing. From the Club A'Go Go to the new highrise flats people were on the move. This book captures that atmosphere through a mix of memories and pictures.