Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement

A Biography

Author: Randal Maurice Jelks

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 7575

In this first full-length biography of Benjamin Mays (1894-1984), Randal Maurice Jelks chronicles the life of the man Martin Luther King Jr. called his "spiritual and intellectual father." Dean of the Howard University School of Religion, president of Morehouse College, and mentor to influential black leaders, Mays had a profound impact on the education of the leadership of the black church and of a generation of activists, policymakers, and educators. Jelks argues that Mays's ability to connect the message of Christianity with the responsibility to challenge injustice prepared the black church for its pivotal role in the civil rights movement. From Mays's humble origins in Epworth, South Carolina, through his doctoral education, his work with institutions such as the National Urban League, the NAACP, and the national YMCA movement, and his significant career in academia, Jelks creates a rich portrait of the man, the teacher, and the scholar. Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement is a powerful portrayal of one man's faith, thought, and mentorship in bringing American apartheid to an end.

Ali

Ein Leben

Author: Jonathan Eig

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641172179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 2462

Das schillernde Leben der Boxlegende ganz neu erzählt Muhammad Ali – drei Mal unumstrittener Boxweltmeister – ist eine der schillerndsten Figuren des 20. Jahrhunderts, seine Geschichte verknüpft mit den großen politischen und kulturellen Konflikten seiner Zeit. Für viele ist er ein Symbol für den Kampf für Freiheit und gegen Unterdrückung. Dem Menschen hinter dieser Heldensaga sind wir jedoch nie nahe gekommen. Der Bestsellerautor und Sportlerbiograph Jonathan Eig erzählt dieses außergewöhnliche Leben auf der Basis bisher unbekannter Quellen noch einmal neu. Der »echte Ali« war Pazifist und Boxer, Muslim und treuloser Ehemann, ein Schwarzer, der zum Symbol für den Kampf gegen Rassismus aufstieg, aber seinesgleichen demütigte – ein Leben voller Brüche und Widersprüche. Mit Bildteil

Breaking White Supremacy

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

Author: Gary Dorrien

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300205619

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 3925

This magisterial follow-up to The New Abolition, a Grawemeyer Award winner, tells the crucial second chapter in the black social gospel's history. The civil rights movement was one of the most searing developments in modern American history. It abounded with noble visions, resounded with magnificent rhetoric, and ended in nightmarish despair. It won a few legislative victories and had a profound impact on U.S. society, but failed to break white supremacy. The symbol of the movement, Martin Luther King Jr., soared so high that he tends to overwhelm anything associated with him. Yet the tradition that best describes him and other leaders of the civil rights movement has been strangely overlooked. In his latest book, Gary Dorrien continues to unearth the heyday and legacy of the black social gospel, a tradition with a shimmering history, a martyred central figure, and enduring relevance today. This part of the story centers around King and the mid-twentieth-century black church leaders who embraced the progressive, justice-oriented, internationalist social gospel from the beginning of their careers and fulfilled it, inspiring and leading America's greatest liberation movement.

Focus in Action Is Great Leadership

10 Tenets of Leadership & Professional Excellence

Author: Belinda Johnson White Ph.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512771007

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 4453

Looking for a leadership development model for the millennial generation designed to build them into leaders and professionals ready to address 21st century challenges? Its in your hands! Through the Johnson White Leadership Model (JWLM) this book combines leadership development AND professional development AND shares the secrets to executive level leadership all with a focus on social conscience driven by faith, ethics, and diversity. Articulated as FOCUS + ACTION = Great Leadership, the JWLM concisely outlines the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and leadership skills that result in the betterment of individuals, groups, organizations, and society as a whole. The JWLM is inspired by the work of Morehouse College sixth president, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Mays said, ...we are all called by God to human betterment and enrichment. If we fail on those scores, we disappoint God, break his heart, and make Him cry.

Faith and Struggle in the Lives of Four African Americans

Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, and Muhammad Ali

Author: Randal Maurice Jelks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350074632

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7763

In 1964, Muhammad Ali said of his decision to join the Nation of Islam: “I know where I'm going and I know the truth and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want to be.” This sentiment, the brash assertion of individual freedom, informs and empowers each of the four personalities profiled in this book. Randal Maurice Jelks shows that to understand the black American experience beyond the larger narratives of enslavement, emancipation, and Black Lives Matter, we need to hear the individual stories. Drawing on his own experiences growing up as a religious African American, he shows that the inner history of black Americans in the 20th century is a story worthy of telling. This book explores the faith stories of four African Americans: Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, and Muhammad Ali. It examines their autobiographical writings, interviews, speeches, letters, and memorable performances to understand how each of these figures used religious faith publicly to reconcile deep personal struggles, voice their concerns for human dignity, and reinvent their public image. For them, liberation was not simply defined by material or legal wellbeing, but by a spiritual search for community and personal wholeness.

Aretha Franklin

Queen of Soul

Author: Mark Bego

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841901506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 315

View: 4284

Aus ihrem Privatleben hat die 20-fache Grammy-Gewinnerin Aretha Franklin immer ein Geheimnis gemacht. Bestsellerautor Mark Bego gelingt es trotzdem, ein ebenso faszinierendes wie privates Porträt der Queen of Soul zu zeichnen. Das Buch handelt von ihren musikalischen Erfolgen, den Männern ihres Lebens, dem lebenlangen Kampf gegen Esssucht und Übergewicht, ihrer Flugangst und ihren Fehden mit anderen Stars. Sämtliche Originialalben werden detailliert und kenntnisreich beschrieben und die Musik in den Kontext der jeweiligen Zeit gesetzt. Ein Buch, das jeden Musik- und Soulfan begeistern wird.

Über die Pflicht zum Ungehorsam gegen den Staat

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384308131X

Category: Political Science

Page: 36

View: 9398

Henry David Thoreau: Über die Pflicht zum Ungehorsam gegen den Staat Originaltitel: »The Resistance to Civil Government«. In der ersten Werkausgabe wurde daraus »Civil Disobedience« und später »On the Duty of Civil Disobedience«. Diese Übersetzung von David Adner steht unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland Lizenz. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Benjamin D. Maxham, Daguerreotype of Henry David Thoreau, 1856. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.

Gott ist rot

Author: Vine Deloria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783889774590

Category:

Page: 191

View: 8310


Die Asche meiner Mutter

Author: Frank McCourt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800092093

Category:

Page: 799

View: 6015

Der autobiographische Roman erzählt in ergreifenden und grotesk-komischen Szenen vom verzweifelten Kampf eines irischen Jungen, dem sozialen Elend seiner Familie in den 1930er- und 40er-Jahren zu entfliehen.

The South Carolina Encyclopedia

Author: Walter B. Edgar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570035982

Category: History

Page: 1077

View: 3369

The South Carolina Encyclopedia is a comprehensive single-volume reference for just about anything anyone would want to know about the Palmetto State's rich cultures and storied heritage, from prehistory to the present day. Under the editorial direction of distinguished historian Walter Edgar, five hundred ninety-eight contributors have come together to write more than one million words depicting the representative people, places, and things that define South Carolina. The encyclopedia is an authoritative, entertaining compilation of essays on a broad array of topics ranging from war and politics to arts and recreation, from agriculture and industry to popular culture and ethnicity. Among the nearly two thousand entries are such diverse subjects as the Boykin spaniel, John C. Calhoun, Sarah Moore Grimke, Hootie and the Blowfish, Indian mounds, Matthew J. Perry, Rainbow Row, Surfside Beach, and white lightning.

Ebony

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

View: 469


S.C.L.C. West

The National Publication of Southern Christian Leadership Conference--West

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

View: 8767


Der unsichtbare Turm

Author: Nils Johnson-Shelton

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838720016

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3488

Der zwölfjährige Artie Kingfisher erhält nach dem Sieg über einen Drachen in dem 3D-Computerspiel Anderswelt eine merkwürdige Botschaft. Ein alter Mann behauptet, er sei der uralte Zauberer Merlin und Artie der legendäre König Artus von Camelot. Gemeinsam sollen sie die Erde und die magische Anderswelt vor einer großen Gefahr retten. Für Artie und seine Schwester Kay beginnt das Abenteuer ihres Lebens. Sie müssen nicht nur in die Anderswelt reisen, das Schwert Excalibur finden und neue Ritter der Tafelrunde ernennen. Artie und Kay müssen sich auch großen Gefahren, echten Drachen und anderen grauenerregenden Kreaturen stellen und die böse Herrscherin Morgaine besiegen. Doch dafür müssen sie zuerst Merlin befreien, der seit über tausend Jahren in einem unsichtbaren Turm gefangen ist ...

Jet

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: N.A

View: 8610


Everybody say freedom

everything you need to know about African-American history

Author: Richard Newman,Marcia Sawyer

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 1595

Utilizing a lively question-and-answer format, a historical reference provides an eye-opening overview of African-American history--from the Middle Passage to the present day--and the contributions of African Americans to the United States. Original.