The Story of Standing Rock: Diana Crow-Wheel/ Dawn Admire-Sanders
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America´s past and our nation´s attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War´s conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation. This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history´s most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction´s noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new ´´color line´´ in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young listeners to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/schc/001459/bk_schc_001459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We Face the Dawn:Oliver Hill Spottswood Robinson and the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow Margaret Edds
Zwei Top-Hollywood-Stars liefern sich ein Schauspielduell der Spitzenklasse in einem packenden, traumhaft fotografierten Westernremake: In TODESZUG NACH YUMA soll Christian Bale als verschuldeter Farmer den charismatischen Postkutschenräuber Russell Crowe in ein Gefängnis überführen. Die Gang des Gangsters versucht alles, um den Boss zu befreien. Doch zwischen den beiden Männern entsteht echte Sympathie. * In Werner Herzogs RESCUE DAWN wird Christian Bale als Deutsch-Amerikaner Dieter Dengler während des Vietnamkriegs über Laos abgeschossen und in einem mörderischen Dschungel-Camp inhaftiert. Flucht scheint unmöglich, doch Dengler entkommt aus der grünen Hölle. Erschütterndes Survival-Drama nach einer wahren Begebenheit!
Audie Award Winner, History, 2014 Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2013 Arguably the most important American lawyer of the 20th century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark suit Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court when he became embroiled in an explosive and deadly case that threatened to change the course of the civil rights movement and cost him his life. In 1949, Florida´s orange industry was booming, and citrus barons got rich on the backs of cheap Jim Crow labor. To maintain order and profits, they turned to Willis V. McCall, a violent sheriff who ruled Lake County with murderous resolve. When a white 17-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves beyond the citrus groves. By day´s end, the Ku Klux Klan had rolled into town, burning the homes of blacks to the ground and chasing hundreds into the swamps, hell-bent on lynching the young men who came to be known as the ´´Groveland Boys´´. And so began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as ´´Mr. Civil Rights´´, into the deadly fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the ´´Florida Terror´´ at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight - not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall´s NAACP associates involved with the case and Marshall had endured continual threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI´s unredacted Groveland case files, as well as unprecedented access to the NAACP´s Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as ´´one of the bes 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Francis James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003512/bk_harp_003512_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn About Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP, and Some of the Most Influential Civil Rights Legal Cases in American History in a Fraction of the Time! Thurgood Marshall rides the train in the Jim Crow car (the one directly behind the engine) to the American South to defend yet another black citizen in court. Marshall, who was the grandson of a mixed-race slave, is an integral part of the growing civil rights movement in America. His father and uncle worked as porters on the railroad, and he himself worked as a waiter in the dining car during college. This history creates a sense of comfort and belonging for him as he travels by train, crisscrossing the country defending equality and civil rights. By now, he has built up an impressive list of legal victories on behalf of, usually falsely accused or framed, black citizens (often in the extremely racist American South). Although he has been successful, the plight of those whom he was unable to help haunts him as he drifts in and out of sleep on the train. He sees the photos of young black men, lynched by white supremacists, who took matters of ´´justice´´ into their own hands. The most disturbing for him, however, is the photo of young white children posing near the corpse of Rubin Stacy as it hangs from a tree, smiling and oblivious to the cruelty of what has just taken place. To Marshall, this photo represents the next generation of white children being brought up to actively hate and discriminate against black people, or at least to be indifferent to their suffering. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: How civil rights lawyers chose which cases to pursue The reason why many law officials were not punished for breaking the law How Thurgood Marshall and his team escaped attacks from police and mobs 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Ingalls. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052594/bk_acx0_052594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Wilderness is the perfect place for building dens, making fires and camping out all night. It’s the only place where Noah and his friends feel truly free. Then the sign appears - LAND FOR SALE. Doesn’t anyone care about the wildlife and the trees? The deer who comes at dawn, the baby crow Noah has been feeding, all of the creatures who’ve made the Wilderness their home? One thing is for sure - Noah and his friends are not giving up on the Wilderness without a fight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Eyre. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000731/bk_oakh_000731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year was 1899, as the old people told the story, the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave or a child or grandchild of slaves. The Muse brothers, George and Willie, were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next 28 years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back. But were they really kidnapped? And how did their mother, a barely literate black woman in the segregated South, manage to bring them home? And why, after coming home, would they want to go back to the circus? At the height of their fame, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York´s Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a prebroadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the colour of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even ambassadors from Mars. The result of hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Truevine, by author and journalist Beth Macy, tells the extraordinary story of what really happened to the Muse brothers for the first time. It is an unforgettable story of cruelty and exploitation but also of loyalty, determination and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy Finegan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029739/bk_adbl_029739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.