I Will Not Fear
Title I Will Not Fear PDF eBook
Author Melba Pattillo Beals
Publisher Baker Books
Pages 208
Release 2018-01-16
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 149341383X

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In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn't start--or end--there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled shotgun, being threatened with lynching by rope-carrying tormentors, and learning how to outrun white supremacists who were ready to kill her rather than sit beside her in a classroom. Only her faith in God sustained her during her darkest days and helped her become a civil rights warrior, an NBC television news reporter, a magazine writer, a professor, a wife, and a mother. In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes readers on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith needed to survive in a world full of heartbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our families, our communities, and even the world. Encouraging and inspiring, Beals's story offers readers hope that faith is the solution to the pervasive hopelessness of our current culture.



God Loves Her
Title God Loves Her PDF eBook
Author
Publisher Discovery House
Pages 386
Release 2022-04-29
Genre Religion
ISBN 1640702105

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You need to be reminded that you are loved. God Loves Her, by women for women like you, shares personal stories of how special you are to God and how you can share this love with others. Beautifully packaged and tote-sized, this book is perfect to take on the go or to curl up with in your favorite spot at home. Wherever you are, you can know that God hears you, He knows you, and He loves you beyond compare.



Major League Turbulence
Title Major League Turbulence PDF eBook
Author Douglas M. Branson
Publisher McFarland
Pages 258
Release 2021-10-05
Genre Sports & Recreation
ISBN 1476640661

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The decades between the late 1960s counterculture and the advent of steroid use in the late 1980s bought tumult to Major League Baseball. Dock Ellis (Pirates, Yankees) and Dick Allen (Phillies, Cardinals, Dodgers, White Sox) epitomized the era with recreational drug use (Ellis), labor strife (Allen), and the questioning of authority. Both men were Black Power advocates at a time when the movement was growing in baseball. In the 1970s and 1980s, Marvin Miller and the Major League Baseball Players Association fought numerous, mostly victorious battles with MLB and team owners. This book chronicles a turbulent period in baseball, and in American life, that led directly to the performance-enhancing drug era and the dramatically changed nature of the game.



Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul
Title Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul PDF eBook
Author Dorcas Cheng-Tozun
Publisher Broadleaf Books
Pages 249
Release 2023-06-20
Genre Self-Help
ISBN 1506483445

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A timely, delightfully readable, and much-needed book.--Booklist<, starred review Social justice work, we often assume, is raised voices and raised fists. It requires leading, advocating, fighting, and organizing wherever it takes place--in the streets, slums, villages, inner cities, halls of political power, and more. But what does social justice work look like for those of us who don't feel comfortable battling in the trenches? Sensitive souls--including those who consider themselves highly emotional, empathic, or introverted--have much to contribute to bringing about a more just and equitable world. Such individuals are wise, thoughtful, and conscientious; they feel more deeply and see things that others don't. We need their contributions. Yet, sustaining justice work can be particularly challenging for the sensitive, and it requires a deep level of self-awareness, intentionality, and care. In Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul, writer Dorcas Cheng-Tozun (Enneagram 4, INFJ, nonprofit/social enterprise professional, and multiple-burnout survivor) offers six possible pathways for sensitive types: - Connectors: relational activists whose interactions and conversations build the social capital necessary for change - Creatives: artists and creators whose work inspires, sheds light, makes connections, and brings issues into the public consciousness - Record Keepers: archivists who preserve essential information and hold our collective memory and history - Builders: inventors, programmers, and engineers who center empathy as they develop society-changing products and technologies - Equippers: educators, mentors, and elders who build skills and knowledge within movements and shepherd the next generation of changemakers - Researchers: data-driven individuals who utilize information as a persuasive tool to effect change and propose options for improvement Alongside inspiring, real-life examples of highly sensitive world-changers, Cheng-Tozun expands the possibilities of how to have a positive social impact, affirming the particular gifts and talents that sensitive souls offer to a hurting world.



Audacious Agitation
Title Audacious Agitation PDF eBook
Author Vincent D. Willis
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Pages 228
Release 2021-08-01
Genre History
ISBN 082035970X

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In the decade after the landmark 1954 Brown v. Board decision, it became clear to students, parents, and community members alike that court cases were insufficient in the pursuit of educational justice. This book explores what made it difficult for educational equality to become obtainable after the Brown decision as well as the resilience and activism of younger Black students who sought to enforce equality—even when the government could not. The 1954 ruling enabled public schools to reach a degree of desegregation but did not enable them to become “the learning institutions they could have become” due to the actions of white officials and local white communities who construed Black youth’s articulation of educational redress as “adversarial” instead of as a “communal enterprise.” Importantly, Audacious Agitation does not portray Black youth as objects of study but rather highlights their powerful agency in increasing opportunity for themselves through the educational system.



The Story of Johnstown
Title The Story of Johnstown PDF eBook
Author John James McLaurin
Publisher
Pages 392
Release 1889
Genre City and town life
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After exploring the early history of the settlement and industrialization of Johnstown, the author presents in great detail the catastrophic flood that destroyed the town in 1889 and the aftermath of this disaster.



Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Title Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 88
Release 1979-03
Genre
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