Tag Archives: Civil Rights

The Strange Career of Jim Crow

The Strange Career of Jim Crow© 1955, 1965 C. Van Woodward245 pages             Fifty years ago, racial and civil unrest swept the United States as organized resistance to the morally outrageous and legally dodgy practice of … Continue reading

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Reporter

Reporter: Covering Civil Rights…and Wrongs in Dixie© 2006 Alvin Benn388 pages When a young Alvin Benn left the Marine Corps to beome a civilian editor working with United Press International,  he was asked by UPC’s vice president where he wanted … Continue reading

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You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times© 1995, 2002 Howard Zinn224 pages Howard Zinn not only taught history: he helped make it. The product of a working-class family in New York, Zinn left … Continue reading

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The Zinn Reader

The Zinn Reader© 1997 Howard Zinn668 pages When I pulled this book from the shelf, I did so with the intention of checking it out and reading it over the Thanksgiving holiday. I did not anticipate the book monopolizing my … Continue reading

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The Words of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Words of Martin Luther King Jr.© 1983, edited by Coretta Scott King112 pages I had intended to read a book on Martin Luther King Jr. back in January near his birthday, but the requested book never arrived. After watching … Continue reading

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