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100 Greatest African Americans
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 345

100 Greatest African Americans

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: Pyr Books

Since 1619, when Africans first came ashore in the swampy Chesapeake region of Virginia, there have been many individuals whose achievements or strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the African American people. This book attempts to distill from many wonderful possibilities the 100 most outstanding examples of greatness. Pioneering scholar of African American Studies Molefi Kete Asante has used four criteria in his selection: the individual's significance in the general progress of African Americans toward full equality in the American social and political system; self-sacrifice and the demonstration of risk for the collective good; ...

Killing African Americans
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 318

Killing African Americans

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Killing African Americans examines the pervasive, disproportionate, and persistent police and vigilante killings of African Americans in the United States as a racial control mechanism that sustains the racial control system of systemic racism. Noel A. Cazenave¿s well-researched and conceptualized historical sociological study is one of the first books to focus exclusively on those killings and to treat them as political violence. Few issues have received as much conventional and social media attention in the United States over the past few years or have, for decades now, sparked so many protests and so often strained race relations to a near breaking point. Because of both its timely and its enduring relevance Killing African Americans can reach a large audience composed not only of students and scholars, but also of Movement for Black Lives activists, politicians, public policy analysts, concerned police officers and other criminal justice professionals, and anyone else eager to better understand this American nightmare and its solutions from a progressive and informed African American perspective.

African Americans and the Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 301

African Americans and the Media

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-10-12
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  • Publisher: Polity

This work provides a textbook overview of the past, present, and future of African Americans in US media. It brings together work from a variety of disciplines to provide the fullest understanding of this complex relationship to date.

African Americans Against the Bomb
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

African Americans Against the Bomb

Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first citizens to protest Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now for the first time, African Americans Against the Bomb tells the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue with the fight for racial equality. Intondi shows that from early on, blacks in America saw the use of atomic bombs as a racial issue, asking why such enormous resources were bein...

Freedom Struggles
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Freedom Struggles

For many of the 200,000 black soldiers sent to Europe with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, encounters with French civilians and colonial African troops led them to imagine a world beyond Jim Crow. They returned home to join activists working to make that world real. In narrating the efforts of African American soldiers and activists to gain full citizenship rights as recompense for military service, Adriane Lentz-Smith illuminates how World War I mobilized a generation.

The Burden
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

The Burden

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

The Negro Motorist Green-book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 80

The Negro Motorist Green-book

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1947
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Medical Apartheid
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

Medical Apartheid

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-01-08
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  • Publisher: Anchor

From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America’s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical Apartheid is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western medical researchers and the racist pseudoscience that resulted, it details the ways both slaves and freedmen were used in hospitals for experiments conducted without their knowledge—a tradition that continues today within some black populations. It reveals how blacks have historically been prey to grave-robbin...

Bridges and boundaries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 271

Bridges and boundaries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1992
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  • Publisher: Unknown

A look at how African Americans and Jews have related to each other during the past century examines the links between the two groups in light of each one's cultural identity and experiences of marginality and dislocation over time. Simultaneous.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1560

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass.