A Black Man s Journey from Sharecropper to College President

Author: Judy Scales-Trent
ISBN: 9781942545460
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An intimate portrait of the life of a black man who lived from just after emancipation to the boycotts and sit-ins of the 1950s and 1960s -- this book not only tells of his journey from the farm to a leadership position in the black middle class, it also describes this world he came to inhabit. Through interviews with family, family friends, and former students and teachers at Livingstone College, the reader will come to know him through his marriages and his losses, his children and his friends, his love of music and his love of books. Born in 1873, and raised in western North Carolina by family members who had been slaves, William Johnson Trent started his life as a sharecropper and would go on to become one of the most important leaders in what was then called the Colored Men's Department of the YMCA, an organization created to help young men make the transition from farm to city. He then became president of Livingstone College, a black school created by the AME Zion Church. Trent was able to make such a radical change in his life because by the time he was a young man, the black community had created these institutions in western North Carolina to educate and guide black youth. The AME Zion Church created Livingstone College in Salisbury in 1882. By 1883 there was a black Y in Charlotte. Trent spent his life working within these organizations, helping them develop and thrive. He also helped create a new black institution when, in 1944, he became one of the founders of the United Negro College Fund.

Marx at the Margins

Author: Kevin B. Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634570X
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In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.

For All the People

Author: John Curl
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604867329
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Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social change—farmer, union, consumer, and communalist—that have been all but erased from collective memory. With an expansive sweep and breathtaking detail, this scholarly yet eminently readable chronicle follows the American worker from the colonial workshop to the modern mass-assembly line, from the family farm to the corporate hierarchy, ultimately painting a vivid panorama of those who built the United States and those who will shape its future. This second edition contains a new introduction by Ishmael Reed, a new preface by the author that discusses cooperatives in the Great Recession of 2008 and their future in the 21st century, and a new chapter on the role co-ops played in the food revolution of the 1970s.

Journey of a Black Man

Author: Prince Olugbenga Adegbuyi Orebanwo
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532000707
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Journey Of A Black Man Introduction The novel Journey Of A Black Man is a book written to tell the story of the origin of the a black man, according to the oral narration by our ancestors (Ijebu) people who are one of the prominent tribes in Nigeria. The narration tell us that OLORUN-ELEDUMARE (God Almighty) create the earth in the location whichscientist indentifi ed as Atlantis that eventually sink and form the Atlantic ocean, and part of the remnant ofthe Atlantis which we call Ife in Nigeria. God destroy Atlantis because of the continuous disobedience and wickedness of the inhabitants. Eventually, God raise human being through Nuhabi (Noah) after God had flood the earth and Nuhabi's descendants from Josepha, Ham and Sham, of which our ancestors originate from Ham and Shem. They settled in the lower part of the river Nile delta and are the ruler of Egypt as the Pharaoh. The Yoruba people become the prominent tribe after God separate the whole of Adamah's (Adam's) descendants and make them to scatter over the earth. However, the tribal wars, conflicts over lands and religions (Idols worshipping) made Egypt to become difficult to be governed, so the most recognized Yoruba leader called Oduduwa who is a Priest-King decide to migrate back to Atlantis called Ife, which they had known to be the origin of creation. He moved with his son Oranyan to Ife and the Yoruba people dwell in the land in the Western Nigeria to other part of West Africa. Some of the Yoruba people remaining in Egypt rule over the place and when Abraham sojourn to Egypt, he was given a Yoruba ruler's daughter Ewaduni as one of his concubines so as to allow peaceful co-existence between the Yoruba and his followers. Then the descendants of Ewaduni become the Jebu people that own Jebusite in present Middle East, they are strong warriors and when the Israelites return from Egypt back to the land of Cannan, the Benjamites and the descendants of Joseph settled down among the Jebusite as cousin. But eventually, because of confl icts over land King David defeat the Jebusites and change the name of the city to Jerusalem. So the Jebus descendants left and settle down in Sudan and Egypt. However, a Pharaoh call Alare(Alara/Arunah) who is a Jebu married a Sheba Kings daughter and their daughter became the ruler of Sheba whose name is Biliquis Sungbo(the Queen of Sheba in the present Ethiopia). Eventually, the Queen of Sheba met with King Solomon and their son Magrigbaki made himself King by parading himself with the Royal crown and the Royal robe. Th is act was considered as a coup-de tact, but Queen of Sheba in order to safe his son's life made him the King and followed the migration of Alare's son Olu-Iwa out of the Southern Sudan to Atlantis city of Ife in Ife where the Yoruba ancestors originate and later to the present Ijebu-Ode in Nigeria. Th en a Jebu Prince call Ogboronganda, whose mother was a granddaughter of Alare became the most prominent leader in Egypt as a Pharaoh Elect, he lead and defeat the notorious Alexander the Great, the King of Macedonia. But because of continues fights and all the Princes want to become the Pharaoh, he migrate to Ijebu-Ode. White people and slave trade in southern Nigeria stories.

They Say in Harlan County

Author: Alessandro Portelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199934851
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This book is a historical and cultural interpretation of a symbolic place in the United States, Harlan County, Kentucky, from pioneer times to the beginning of the third millennium, based on a painstaking and creative montage of more than 150 oral narratives and a wide array of secondary and archival matter.

The Girl from the Tar Paper School

Author: Teri Kanefield
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613125178
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Before the Little Rock Nine, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King Jr. and his March on Washington, there was Barbara Rose Johns, a teenager who used nonviolent civil disobedience to draw attention to her cause. In 1951, witnessing the unfair conditions in her racially segregated high school, Barbara Johns led a walkout—the first public protest of its kind demanding racial equality in the U.S.—jumpstarting the American civil rights movement. Ridiculed by the white superintendent and school board, local newspapers, and others, and even after a cross was burned on the school grounds, Barbara and her classmates held firm and did not give up. Her school’s case went all the way to the Supreme Court and helped end segregation as part of Brown v. Board of Education. Barbara Johns grew up to become a librarian in the Philadelphia school system. The Girl from the Tar Paper School mixes biography with social history and is illustrated with family photos, images of the school and town, and archival documents from classmates and local and national news media. The book includes a civil rights timeline, bibliography, and index. Praise for The Girl from the Tar Paper School "An important glimpse into the early civil rights movement." —Kirkus Reviews "Based largely on interviews, memoirs, and other primary source material, and liberally illustrated with photographs, this well-researched slice of civil rights history will reward readers who relish true stories of unsung heroes." —The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books

The Destruction of the Christian Tradition

Author: Rama P. Coomaraswamy
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 0941532984
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Concentrating on the post-Vatican II revisions of its teachings, this book tells the story of the destruction of the Roman Catholic tradition, a defining event of the twentieth century.

Shantytown USA

Author: Lisa Goff
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674660455
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Shantytowns once occupied a central place in America’s urban landscape. Lisa Goff shows how these resourceful dwellings were not merely the byproducts of hardship but potent assertions of self-reliance. Their legacy is felt in sites of political activism, from campus shanties protesting apartheid to the tent cities of Occupy Wall Street.

These Are Our Children

Author: Reena Sigman Friedman
Publisher: Brandeis Univ
ISBN: 9781584652311
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Portrays the impact of Jewish orphanages on American Jewish communal life and culture.

Life Notes

Author: Patricia Bell-Scott
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393312065
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Presents the personal testimonies of contemporary Black women who illuminate the complexities of their lives, offering reflections on family, work, intimacy, politics, violation, and recovery