African-American Social Leaders and Activists by Jack Rummel

By Jack Rummel

From Booklist a part of proof On File's A to Z of African americans sequence, this quantity bargains with African American social reformers and political activists from the eighteenth century as much as the current. Its meant viewers is high-school scholars, undergraduates, and most of the people. the writer contains 164 profiles, every one among one and 3 pages lengthy, with Martin Luther King Jr.'s access the longest at virtually 4 pages. different entries comprise Joseph Cinque, Jesse Jackson, Rosa Parks, and Sojourner fact. Rummel has written different biographical works, equivalent to *Langston Hughes* (Chelsea, 1988) and *Malcolm X* (Chelsea, 1989). The publication starts off with an advent that gives ancient context. the particular articles are indexed in alphabetical order and contain cross-references to different members profiled within the publication. Fifty black-and-white pictures accompany the textual content. After every one access the writer offers an inventory of extra readings, and he has additionally incorporated a basic bibliography on the finish of the paintings. there's a normal index in addition to person who lists participants through yr of delivery and one other through their major actions, comparable to abolition and schooling. In transparent, concise language, the writer manages to write down entries that strike an exceptional stability among the non-public and the general public, in brief sketching backgrounds ahead of delving into accomplishments actions. One minor flaw is the truth that such a lot of of the "further readings" indexed after every one access are internet established; at the least one website we checked used to be already old-fashioned and inaccessible. This e-book is usually recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries. even if there are different works that debate reformers from a specific period, no different paintings covers this 200-year span.*RBB* *Copyright © American Library organization. All rights reserved*

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As Carmichael later recalled in a magazine interview, “I broke from the Dukes. ” Handsome and outgoing, Carmichael was popular with fellow students of all races at Bronx Sci26 Carmichael, Stokely 27 Carmichael entered the Civil Rights movement in the South as an organizer at a time when the universally recognized leader of this movement was Dr. , the head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Dr. King was a staunch and unapologetic advocate of the tactic of nonviolent resistance, pioneered by Mohandas Gandhi in India.

Thomas Morris Chester: Black Civil War Correspondent: His Dispatches from the Virginia Front. New York: DaCapo, 1991. Chester, T. Morris. Negro Self-Respect and Pride of Race; Speech of T. , of Liberia, Delivered at the Twenty-Ninth Anniversary of the Philadelphia Library Company, December 9, 1862. Philadelphia: Historic Publications, 1969. Cinque, Joseph (Sengbe Pieh, José Cinque, Joseph Cinquez) (ca. 1817–ca. 1879) slave revolt leader Sengbe Pieh, later named José Cinque by his Spanish captives, was born in Mani, Sierra Leone, around about 1817.

The family moved to Queens when Calvin was eight years old. After graduating from Flushing High School, where he was elected president of the senior class, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He majored in philosophy and minored in religion. , was assassinated in 1968. Along with other Morehead students, he joined in the rioting in Atlanta that followed the civil rights leader’s assassination. Butts had planned to become a teacher, but when he graduated in 1972, he decided that the ministry was his calling.

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