Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Black Workers Remember

“During his fellowship year at the National Humanities Center [1995-96], Michael Honey, the author of a prize-winning book on labor and civil rights in the American South, is at work on a new project — an oral history of black … Continue reading

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The Good Negress

First-time novelist A.J. Verdelle talks about The Good Negress, a powerful account of the shaping of a young woman’s intelligence during the early years of the civil rights movement. 754 – The Good Negress

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Understanding [Martin Luther] King

Adam Fairclough, author of Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Brief Biography and Race and Democracy, appraises the life and times of one of the central shapers of civil rights worldwide. 750 – Understanding [Martin Luther] King

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Taming the Storm

A description of the life and times of Federal Judge Frank Johnson, Jr. and the rise of the civil rights movement. An analysis of contemporary trends in southern politics. 722 – Taming the Storm

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Civitas Latinoamericana

W. Robert Connor discusses “The Idea of a Civil Society,” ┬áhuman rights conference focusing on Latin America. At the time of this interview. Connor was Director of the National Humanities Center, host of the conference. In the second segment [at … Continue reading

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The Civil Society Part 4

Eduardo Rabossi discusses human rights in Argentina. Zhang Zhilian discusses intellectuals and politics in contemporary China. 605 – The Civil Society Part 4

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From Protest to Power: the Recent History of Civil Rights in the United States Part 4

Clayborne Carson is the author of In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (Harvard University Press) and, with David Garrow, the editor of Eyes on the Prize, America’s Civil Rights Years: A Reader and Guide (Penguin Books). … Continue reading

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From Protest to Power: the Recent History of Civil Rights in the United States Part 3

Steven Lawson is the author of Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South 1944-1969 and In Pursuit of Power: Southern Blacks & Electoral Politics 1965-1982 (Columbia University Press). Robert J. Norrell is the author of Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil … Continue reading

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From Protest to Power: the Recent History of Civil Rights in the United States Part 2

Paula Giddens is the author of When and Where I Enter and In Search of Sisterhood (William Morrow & Company, Inc.m NY). Mary King is the author of Freedom Song (paperback edition, 1988, William Morrow & Company, Inc., NY 437 … Continue reading

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From Protest to Power: the Recent History of Civil Rights in the United States Part 1

William Chafe is the author of The Unfinished Journey: America Since World War II and Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom (Oxford University Press). From 1969-1975, Howard Lee was the first black mayor … Continue reading

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