Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Love, sand cranes, and civil rights

This has….not been a good week for utilities in my neck of the woods. Because of heavy rains, flooding, and thunderstormy-drama,  I’ve been without phone and DSL service since Tuesday, and the library has had to close for one day … Continue reading

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Selma 1965: The Photographs of Spider Martin

Selma 1965: The Photographs of Spider Martin© 2015 University of Texas; photography Spider Martin128 pages, 80  photographs During the 50th anniversary of the Selma March back in 2015,  one of the more popular exhibits in the city was a public … Continue reading

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Selma: A Bicentennial History

Selma: A Bicentennial History© 2017 Alston Fitts III384 pages On December 4th, 1820, the Alabama legislature granted a town charter to a burgeoning community established on a high bluff overlooking the Alabama river. The place, named after a cities of … Continue reading

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A Country Called Amreeka

A Country Called Amreeka: U.S. History Retold through Arab-American LivesAlternate subtitle: Arab Roots, American Stories© 2009 Alia Malek320 pages I discovered  A Country Called Amreeka while looking for the film Amreeka, the story of a Palestinian woman who emigrates to … Continue reading

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Called to Serve

Called to Serve: A History of Nuns in America© 2013 Margaret McGuinness277 pages Long before the suffrage and feminist movements allowed women to assume a more publicly active role within society,  women religious were taking an active role in shaping … Continue reading

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We Could Not Fail

We Could Not Fail: The First African-Americans in the Space Program© 2015 Richard Paul, Steven Moss312 pages Between the murder of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, and both political and racial riots throughout the United States, 1968 was a … Continue reading

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The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross: The Ku Klux Klan in America© 1998 Wyn Craig Wade528 pages Living in the country as I did,  the bus ride to school always lasted over an hour, and in elementary school I remember being utterly petrified … Continue reading

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Hanging Curve

Hanging Curve © 1999 Troy Soos272 pages St. Louis, 1922. Babe Ruth reigns as the king of baseball. Mickey Rawlings is no king, not even a prince, but he is at least in the peerage: a utility infielder for the … Continue reading

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Selma 1965

Selma 1965: the March that Changed the South© 1974, 1985, 2015 Chuck Fager257 pages (2nd edition), Last weekend, my hometown suddenly became host to two presidents, a hundred members of Congress, and enough people to see it swell over ten times … Continue reading

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A Renegade History of the United States

A Renegade History of the United States © 2010 Thaddaeus Russell402 pages “All of you, you think there’s someone just gonna drop money on you? Money they could use? …well, there ain’t people like that! There’s just people like me!”  (Jayne … Continue reading

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