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Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America) by Mary L. Dudziak http://www.amazon.com/dp/0691152438/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_1m4xub17XD64Q

Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America) by Mary L. Dudziak http://www.amazon.com/dp/0691152438/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_1m4xub17XD64Q

One of the greatest individuals to impact Black History by becoming the first African American to be elected as the 44th President of The United States. Barack Obama lived a life of discrimination because of his background. While his family moved various times before he was 10 he would experience things that would leave a lasting impression to create change in communities and society. He studied at Columbia University and Harvard University where he would graduate with a Law Degree. He would…

One of the greatest individuals to impact Black History by becoming the first African American to be elected as the 44th President of The United States. Barack Obama lived a life of discrimination because of his background. While his family moved various times before he was 10 he would experience things that would leave a lasting impression to create change in communities and society. He studied at Columbia University and Harvard University where he would graduate with a Law Degree. He would…

Wednesday, July 8, 2015: The Charleston Library Society has one new book in the History section.   The new title this week is "Race and Reunion : The Civil War in American Memory."

Wednesday, July 8, 2015: The Charleston Library Society has one new book in the History section. The new title this week is "Race and Reunion : The Civil War in American Memory."

#ExhibitionsWeLove: Sharing Public Art Fund staff member’s most beloved exhibitions from our archives  David Hammons, Higher Goals, 1986-1987 Being raised in Birmingham, AL, in the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, I grew up as part of a culture that was, and in many ways still is, trying to understand itself and its history within today’s society.  David Hammons’ work is rooted in issues of race, civil rights, and African American culture, and is, in part, a reflection on the s

#ExhibitionsWeLove: Sharing Public Art Fund staff member’s most beloved exhibitions from our archives David Hammons, Higher Goals, 1986-1987 Being raised in Birmingham, AL, in the heart of the Civil Rights Movement, I grew up as part of a culture that was, and in many ways still is, trying to understand itself and its history within today’s society. David Hammons’ work is rooted in issues of race, civil rights, and African American culture, and is, in part, a reflection on the s

American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)

American Babylon: Race and the Struggle for Postwar Oakland (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)

How The Tulsa Race Riot Suffocated The Truth -In our quest for racial peace, society sometimes conveniently forgets the stunning events of the past which have contributed to the ongoing American narrative. Remembering such phyletic stories is not only key to our survival as a species, but it also illustrates the need for tolerance and healing on the heels of an incredibly dark time in American history. In the case of the Tulsa Race Riots, that time was less than 100 years ago ....

How The Tulsa Race Riot Suffocated The Truth -In our quest for racial peace, society sometimes conveniently forgets the stunning events of the past which have contributed to the ongoing American narrative. Remembering such phyletic stories is not only key to our survival as a species, but it also illustrates the need for tolerance and healing on the heels of an incredibly dark time in American history. In the case of the Tulsa Race Riots, that time was less than 100 years ago ....

Women and children digging through the rubble after the Tulsa Race Riot (Courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division.) (Why you should teach about this little taught race riot in 1921)

Women and children digging through the rubble after the Tulsa Race Riot (Courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society Research Division.) (Why you should teach about this little taught race riot in 1921)

Aisha Al-Muslim argues that media has helped to educate people around the world of different cultures and has allowed unlikely bridges to be created between people. With much of the United States population having television, citizens were being brought to awareness of the injustices in society

Aisha Al-Muslim argues that media has helped to educate people around the world of different cultures and has allowed unlikely bridges to be created between people. With much of the United States population having television, citizens were being brought to awareness of the injustices in society

Cooper was a mixed race woman born in 1858. She was a fierce supporter of education for black women, believing that they could make deep contributions to society. She is best known for being the first black feminist and for publishing the book A Voice from the South. Despite her focus on Black American issues, she was traveled and lived in Europe, collaborating with black intellectuals there. Cooper lived to the age of 105 and saw slavery, emancipation, the Civil War, the early rise of the…

Cooper was a mixed race woman born in 1858. She was a fierce supporter of education for black women, believing that they could make deep contributions to society. She is best known for being the first black feminist and for publishing the book A Voice from the South. Despite her focus on Black American issues, she was traveled and lived in Europe, collaborating with black intellectuals there. Cooper lived to the age of 105 and saw slavery, emancipation, the Civil War, the early rise of the…

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