Our America
Title Our America PDF eBook
Author Lealan Jones
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 212
Release 1998-05
Genre Photography
ISBN 0671004646

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The award-winning creators of National Public Radio's "Ghetto Life 101" and "Remorse: The 14 Stories of Eric Morse" combine talents with a young photographer to show what life is like in one of the country's darkest places: Chicago's Ida B. Wells housing project. Photos.



Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago
Title Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago PDF eBook
Author LeAlan Jones
Publisher
Pages 203
Release 1998
Genre African American boys
ISBN 9780756959944

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Two young men raised in the Chicago ghetto tell what life is like for the residents of the city's housing projects, drawing from hours of interviews they conducted for two National Public Radio documentaries, and provide an on-site account of the death of Eric Morse, a little boy dropped out of a fourteenth-floor window.



Our America
Title Our America PDF eBook
Author LeAlan Jones
Publisher
Pages 203
Release 2002
Genre African American boys
ISBN

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Is It Nation Time?
Title Is It Nation Time? PDF eBook
Author Eddie S. Glaude
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Pages 279
Release 2002-04-15
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0226298221

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During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Black Power movement provided the dominant ideological framework through which many young, poor, and middle-class blacks made sense of their lives and articulated a political vision for their futures. The legacy of the movement is still very much with us today in the various strands of black nationalism that originated from it; we witnessed its power in the 1995 Million Man March, and we see its more ambiguous effects in the persistent antagonisms among former participants in the civil rights coalition. Yet despite the importance of the Black Power movement, very few in-depth, balanced treatments of it exist. Is It Nation Time? gathers new and classic essays on the Black Power movement and its legacy by renowned thinkers who deal rigorously and unsentimentally with such issues as the commodification of blackness, the piety of cultural recovery, and class tensions within the movement. For anyone who wants to understand the roots of the complex political and cultural desires of contemporary black America, this will be an essential collection. Contributors: Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Farah Jasmine Griffin Phillip Brian Harper Gerald Horne Robin D. G. Kelley Wahneema Lubiano Adolph Reed Jr. Jeffrey Stout Will Walker S. Craig Watkins Cornel West E. Francis White



A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race And The Soul Of America
Title A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race And The Soul Of America PDF eBook
Author Craig Werner
Publisher Canongate Books
Pages 391
Release 2014-07-31
Genre Music
ISBN 1782115811

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A Change is Gonna Come chronicles more than forty years of black music: from the hopeful, angry refrains of the Freedom movement to the slick pop of Motown; from Woodstock and the 'Summer of Love' to Vietnam and the race riots; from disco inferno to the Million Man March. This is an insightful and riveting study which looks at the place black music occupies in social history, its battle for the desegregation of popular music and its contribution to social change outside the recording studio



City Kids, City Schools
Title City Kids, City Schools PDF eBook
Author William Ayers
Publisher The New Press
Pages 384
Release 2008-08-12
Genre Education
ISBN 1595585605

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Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country’s most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan Kozol, Sapphire, and Patricia J. Williams provide some of the best writing on life in city schools and neighborhoods. Young people and practicing teachers, poets and scholars, social critics and journalists offer unique takes on topics ranging from culturally relevant teaching and scripted curricula to the criminalization of youth, gentrification, and the inequities of school funding. In the words of Sonia Nieto, City Kids, City Schools “challenge[s] the conventional wisdom of what it means to teach in urban schools.”



Encyclopedia of African American Society
Title Encyclopedia of African American Society PDF eBook
Author Gerald D. Jaynes
Publisher SAGE Publications
Pages 1112
Release 2005-02-01
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1452265410

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This two-volume reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a "street level" perspective, these two volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more. The Encyclopedia of African American Society is also the first comprehensive yet accessible reference set in this field to give voice to the turbulent historical trends–slavery, segregation, "separate but equal"–that are often ignored in favor of mere facts. This is a definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society.