Books tagged: civil rights movement

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Under One Roof: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and a Doctor's Battle to Integrate Spring Training
Pre-release—available August 19, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,230. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Social Science » Discrimination & Race Relations
Jackie Robinson may have smashed Major League Baseball’s color ceiling in 1947, but segregation in the sport had not been entirely eliminated. By 1961, pressure mounted for complete integration of spring training in Florida. "Under One Roof" is about a little-known civil rights activist who risked it all to achieve racial justice in America's national pastime.
The Color of Redemption
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,030. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2016 by Dove Christian Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
After a devastating event, Katie moves with her children to a relative’s house in a majority-white suburb of Los Angeles. Settling in, she was confident she had escaped the horrors of her hometown. But the memory of that horrible event, and the hatred it stirred in her, were not easily shaken. Though she escaped a segregated Southern town, racism and intolerance were not easily left behind.
Stop Fighting Me
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 48,540. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
In the late '60s a racially woman arrives at a workshop on social change with a South African white man. On scene are black militants demanding change.
Gospel Singers and Gunslingers; Riots and Radicals
Price: Free! Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This book confronts the misconceptions, distortions and outright lies that have created a popular myth of the American Civil Rights movement as nonviolent. Only after the introduction of armed self defense, riots and militant rhetoric was the nonviolent civil rights movement able to affect change and achieve its main goals of desegregation and voting rights.
Ferson's Betrayal
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,980. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Marty Fenton, a PI-turned-psychology-grad-student, dives deep into a cold case as he attempts to solve the long-ago murder of a young woman killed during the Civil Rights Movement.
My Mama's Tamales
Price: Free! Words: 66,470. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino
What does a mother teach a daughter about a chaotic world? What does she teach her child about love, necessity, bigotry, self-confidence, and her Latina culture? Rosario Olmos has her work cut out for her. This novel is a precious story of remarkable endurance, all-encompassing wisdom, and unfolding sense of self.
27 Views of Greensboro
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 50,610. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Eno Publishers. Categories: Essay » Literature
27 Views of Greensboro features the works of twenty-seven contemporary writers who write about life in their hometown. In a variety of genres and a wide-range of subjects they create a sense of place, a storied mosaic about the Gate City (and along the way explain why it's called the Gate City). Writers include Fred Chappell, Michael Parker, Diya Abdo, Quinn Dalton, Jim Schlosser, Jim Dodson.
Alabama Days
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 139,650. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Alabama Days by James Eckardt, cover design by Colin Cotterill A few weeks after the 1965 Selma March, four teenage Catholic seminarians from Long Island arrive in Birmingham, Alabama, to work for Father Edmund Fraser in a door-to-door voter registration campaign. Nights, they return to the same black neighborhoods to play guitars and lead crowds in singing freedom songs.
Three Part Invention
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 139,360. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Three generations of mothers and daughters take center stage, with 20th century events as backdrop, in this novel of depth and humor spotlighting the power of music—from classical to jazz to rock and international folk—and the tug between ethnic loyalty and global consciousness
Well Down Freedom Highway: The Staple Singers' 1965 Masterpiece
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Well Down Freedom Highway discusses the 1965 Epic LP Freedom Highway by the Chicago-based gospel family act the Staple Singers. The Staples are best-known today for their string of hits for Stax in the ’70s. But in the early to mid 1960s, they were basically the house band for the Civil Rights movement (at the same time that they were the best-selling gospel act in the country).