The Color Of Freedom

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Author: Laura Coppo
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : un
Pages : 232
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A husband and wife team, Indian activists Jagannathan and Krishnammal, are the subject of this stirring oral biography. Spanning their role in Gandhi's struggle against the British in the 1940s, to their current struggle against the environmentally destructive prawn farming financed by the World Bank, this is the story of how two individuals have put their lives on the line repeatedly through nonviolent action, to obtain land for the landless, to abolish untouchability, and to defend their land against the devastation wrought by multinational corporations. The story of one who came from an untouchable impoverished family and joined the other from an upper caste family to successfully challenge the World Bank and the IMF can be a guiding star for such transformation.


Color Of Freedom The

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Author: David Carroll Cochran
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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Offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the United States's continuing dilemma of race.


The Color Of Freedom

The Color of Freedom PDF
Author: David Carroll Cochran
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 207
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Offers a fresh, distinctive, and compelling analysis of the United States's continuing dilemma of race.


The Color Of Freedom After The Turbulent 60s

The Color of Freedom After the Turbulent  60s PDF
Author: Douglas Ray-Breaux,MD
Publisher: Social Meded.Org
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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A Must-Read Book for Black History Month or African American studies. "The Color of Freedom After the Turbulent '60s" fosters a healthy and positive image of the black cultural heritage from a culture evolutionary perspective. This approach empowers the readers by describing the psycho-social behavior and growth of Blacks that is required to overcome today's disparities; family/cultural values, economic, education, and health care.These disparities serve as invisible barriers to their entrance into the 21st century. It has now been nearly 50 years since the Civil Right Bill '64 toppled the color barrier that allowed Blacks formal entrance into different areas of society. However, today the color barrier has been replaced with invisible barriers. These deeply embedded social barriers existed in society before the color barrier and today pose greater resistance in society to the evolution of black cultural heritage for future generations. This is in spite of the reelection of this country's 1st Black President, Barack Obama. Thus, to survive and overcome these invisible barriers, Blacks are forced to reposition themselves in society. Their repositioning in society must be based on knowledge of the cultural heritage of African descendants Born out of American slavery (ADBOAS) and other African descendants in this society. The social revolution that occurred during the 60s supported the passing of the CRB'64 that helped to determine today s fate of African Americans. This Bill differs from other past Civil Rights Bills, as being the first in this country to empower Blacks and later other cultures and subcultures; gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transvestites (GLBT) to access mainstream society. This has caused some to question the value of this Bill in defining the rights and freedom of citizens of subcultures vs. defining the rights and freedom of Blacks after the long term social unjust in society. The importance of strong cultural ties in the Black family is emphasized to empower the youth with culture identity, and self-esteem needed to overcome these invisible barriers that today impacts the mental health and behavior of African Americans, esp.the youth


Lord Cornwallis Is Dead

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Author: Nico Slate
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Category : POLITICAL SCIENCE
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Do democracies bring about greater equality among their citizens? India embraced universal suffrage in 1947 and yet its citizens are far from realizing equality. The U.S. struggles with intolerance and inequality well into the twenty-first century. Nico Slate offers a new look at the struggle for freedom that linked two former British colonies.


Family Or Freedom

Family Or Freedom PDF
Author: Emily West
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 233
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In the antebellum South, the presence of free people of color was problematic to the white population. Not only were they possible assistants to enslaved people and potential members of the labor force; their very existence undermined popular justifications for slavery. It is no surprise that, by the end of the Civil War, nine Southern states had enacted legal provisions for the "voluntary" enslavement of free blacks. What is surprising to modern sensibilities and perplexing to scholars is that some individuals did petition to rescind their freedom. Family or Freedom investigates the incentives for free African Americans living in the antebellum South to sacrifice their liberty for a life in bondage. Author Emily West looks at the many factors influencing these dire decisions -- from desperate poverty to the threat of expulsion -- and demonstrates that the desire for family unity was the most important consideration for African Americans who submitted to voluntary enslavement. The first study of its kind to examine the phenomenon throughout the South, this meticulously researched volume offers the most thorough exploration of this complex issue to date.


Cobra

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Author: Ludo van Halem
Publisher: Nai Uitgevers Pub
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 375
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CoBrA: The Colour of Freedom ISBN 90-5662-514-4 / 978-90-5662-514-6 Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 384 pgs / 415 color and 100 b&w. / U.S. $58.00 CDN $70.00 August / Art


Conceiving Freedom

Conceiving Freedom PDF
Author: Camillia Cowling
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro


Shades Of Freedom

Shades of Freedom PDF
Author: A. Leon Higginbotham Jr.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Few individuals have had as great an impact on the law--both its practice and its history--as A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. A winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, he has distinguished himself over the decades both as a professor at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard, and as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals. But Judge Higginbotham is perhaps best known as an authority on racism in America: not the least important achievement of his long career has been In the Matter of Color, the first volume in a monumental history of race and the American legal process. Published in 1978, this brilliant book has been hailed as the definitive account of racism, slavery, and the law in colonial America. Now, after twenty years, comes the long-awaited sequel. In Shades of Freedom, Higginbotham provides a magisterial account of the interaction between the law and racial oppression in America from colonial times to the present, demonstrating how the one agent that should have guaranteed equal treatment before the law--the judicial system--instead played a dominant role in enforcing the inferior position of blacks. The issue of racial inferiority is central to this volume, as Higginbotham documents how early white perceptions of black inferiority slowly became codified into law. Perhaps the most powerful and insightful writing centers on a pair of famous Supreme Court cases, which Higginbotham uses to portray race relations at two vital moments in our history. The Dred Scott decision of 1857 declared that a slave who had escaped to free territory must be returned to his slave owner. Chief Justice Roger Taney, in his notorious opinion for the majority, stated that blacks were "so inferior that they had no right which the white man was bound to respect." For Higginbotham, Taney's decision reflects the extreme state that race relations had reached just before the Civil War. And after the War and Reconstruction, Higginbotham reveals, the Courts showed a pervasive reluctance (if not hostility) toward the goal of full and equal justice for African Americans, and this was particularly true of the Supreme Court. And in the Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which Higginbotham terms "one of the most catastrophic racial decisions ever rendered," the Court held that full equality--in schooling or housing, for instance--was unnecessary as long as there were "separate but equal" facilities. Higginbotham also documents the eloquent voices that opposed the openly racist workings of the judicial system, from Reconstruction Congressman John R. Lynch to Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan to W. E. B. Du Bois, and he shows that, ironically, it was the conservative Supreme Court of the 1930s that began the attack on school segregation, and overturned the convictions of African Americans in the famous Scottsboro case. But today racial bias still dominates the nation, Higginbotham concludes, as he shows how in six recent court cases the public perception of black inferiority continues to persist. In Shades of Freedom, a noted scholar and celebrated jurist offers a work of magnificent scope, insight, and passion. Ranging from the earliest colonial times to the present, it is a superb work of history--and a mirror to the American soul.


The Color Of God

The Color of God PDF
Author: Major J. Jones
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Category : African Americans
Languages : en
Pages : 124
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