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The Negro Motorist Green Book

By Victor H. Green
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Colchis Books
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  • Category : History
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The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

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  • Pdf File: living-the-california-dream.pdf

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2020 Miriam Matthews Ethnic History Award from the Los Angeles City Historical Society As Southern California was reimagining leisure and positioning it at the center of the American Dream, African American Californians were working to make that leisure an open, inclusive reality. By occupying recreational sites and public spaces, African Americans challenged racial hierarchies and marked a space of Black identity on the regional landscape and social space. In Living the California Dream Alison Rose Jefferson examines how African Americans pioneered America's "frontier of leisure" by creating communities and business projects in conjunction with their growing population in Southern California during the nation's Jim Crow era. By presenting stories of Southern California African American oceanfront and inland leisure destinations that flourished from 1910 to the 1960s, Jefferson illustrates how these places helped create leisure production, purposes, and societal encounters. Black communal practices and economic development around leisure helped define the practice and meaning of leisure for the region and the nation, confronted the emergent power politics of recreational space, and set the stage for the sites as places for remembrance of invention and public contest. Living the California Dream presents the overlooked local stories that are foundational to the national narrative of mass movement to open recreational accommodations to all Americans and to the long freedom rights struggle.

American Guides

By Wendy Griswold
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022635797X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 784
  • Pdf File: american-guides.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the midst of the Great Depression, Americans were nearly universally literate—and they were hungry for the written word. Magazines, novels, and newspapers littered the floors of parlors and tenements alike. With an eye to this market and as a response to devastating unemployment, Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration created the Federal Writers’ Project. The Project’s mission was simple: jobs. But, as Wendy Griswold shows in the lively and persuasive American Guides, the Project had a profound—and unintended—cultural impact that went far beyond the writers’ paychecks. Griswold’s subject here is the Project’s American Guides, an impressively produced series that set out not only to direct travelers on which routes to take and what to see throughout the country, but also to celebrate the distinctive characteristics of each individual state. Griswold finds that the series unintentionally diversified American literary culture’s cast of characters—promoting women, minority, and rural writers—while it also institutionalized the innovative idea that American culture comes in state-shaped boxes. Griswold’s story alters our customary ideas about cultural change as a gradual process, revealing how diversity is often the result of politically strategic decisions and bureaucratic logic, as well as of the conflicts between snobbish metropolitan intellectuals and stubborn locals. American Guides reveals the significance of cultural federalism and the indelible impact that the Federal Writers’ Project continues to have on the American literary landscape.

White Supremacy and the American Media

By Sarah D. Nilsen,Sarah E. Turner
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000508676
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 333
  • Pdf File: white-supremacy-and-the-american-media.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume examines the ways in which the media, including film, television, social media, and gaming has constructed and sustained a narrative of white supremacy that has entered mainstream American discourse. With chapters by today’s preeminent critical race scholars, the book looks in particular at the ways media institutions have circulated white supremacist ideology across a wide range of platforms and texts that have had significant impact on shaping our current polarized and racialized social and political landscape. Systematically scrutinizing every media platform, this volume provides readers with an understanding of the ways in which media has provided institutional support for white supremacist ideology, and presents them with the means to examine and analyze the persistence of these narratives within our racial discourse, thus offering the necessary knowledge to challenge and transform these racially divisive and destructive narratives. White Supremacy and the American Media will be of interest not only to scholars working in critical race studies and popular culture in the United States, but to those working in the fields of Film and Television Studies, Sociology, Geography, Art History, Communication and Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Popular Culture, and Media Studies.

Roots to Risen

By Dr. Cathy Sauls
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1638749523
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 780
  • Pdf File: roots-to-risen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this highly transparent and factual memoir, the author shows her audience what childhood oppression, apathy, and silence look like to a little girl who grows up to defy the odds after years of blundering. She doesn't blame her parents, who were supposed to prepare her for adulthood, because her love for them outweighs any faults. While sharing her struggles, failures, and mistakes, the author discusses how blunders can be rectified and avoided. This nonfictional memoir reminds every parent that the children they bring into the world need attention, encouragement, training, guidance, patience, a voice, and unconditional love. It is a fact that we are born into families that we did not choose; therefore, we will conform to our caretaker's culture, customs, and beliefs. These are our roots. But when we reach the age of accountability, we should draw from what our caretakers and teachers have taught us about life. If there is no preparation, we won't succeed. As children move into adulthood, they must learn from their failures and successes and allow their experiences and training to lead them in making good choices. If parents do not prepare them for this critical step, the transition into adulthood will not be easily attained or realized by the child. Failure then causes some children to become wayward, confused, blunderers, and resigned to success. Note, it is a child's responsibility to grasp what is being taught, but if there is no teaching, the child falls short. As I was writing my memoir, I thought about something that Brene Brown said, "One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through, and it will be someone else's survival guide." I hope that my story will be your lifeline, or perhaps, your adult child's guide to parenting.

Your Brain on Facts

By Moxie LaBouche
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Book Code : 1642502545
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: your-brain-on-facts.pdf

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When Trivia Isn't Trivial The world is full of things you didn’t know, things you thought you knew, and things you never knew you never knew. From the eponymous podcast comes Your Brain On Facts. Train your brain. So what if you picked up some historical inaccuracies (and flat-out myths) in history class. Your Brain On Facts is here to teach and reteach readers relevant trivia. It explains surprising science in simple language, gives the unexpected origins of pop culture classics, and reveals important titbits related to current issues. A brain food boost. Get ready for trivia night done right. Inside, find true facts, strange facts, and just plain weird facts. Your Brain on Factsfeatures general trivia questions and answers, offering science, art, technology, medicine, music, and history trivia to brainiacs everywhere. Learn: • What’s the language of the stateless nation in the Pyrenees mountains • Where the world-changing birth control pill was tested • Who wrote lyrics for the Star Trek theme song that were never used If you enjoyed The Book of General Ignorance, The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever, The World's Greatest Book of Useless Information, and The Book of Unusual Knowledge, you’ll have a blast with Your Brain On Facts.

Now I Know: The Soviets Invaded Wisconsin?!

By Dan Lewis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1507210167
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: now-i-know.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A brand-new collection of fascinating facts spanning history and sports to science and pop culture that will have you proudly stating, “Now I know!” Did you know that a measles outbreak led to the assigning of phone numbers? How about the fact that pirates are the reason we don’t use the metric system in the United States? Or that there’s actually a reason why stepping on a LEGO hurts so damn much? Now I Know: Soviets Invaded Wisconsin?! is the ultimate challenge for even the biggest trivia buff. From the time a tomato plant stood up to a volcano to Portland’s great garbage battle of 2002, this book will put your general knowledge to the test and explain the most fascinating stories behind the world’s greatest facts. Based on the very popular newsletter, you are guaranteed to learn something new despite how much you already think you know. Covering 100 topics, Now I Know: Soviets Invaded Wisconsin?! will surprise any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing new to learn.

Traveling Black

By Mia Bay
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Book Code : 067425869X
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Members : 252
  • Pdf File: traveling-black.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A riveting, character-rich account of racial segregation in America that reveals just how central travel restrictions were to the creation of Jim Crow laws—and why “traveling Black” has been at the heart of the quest for racial justice ever since. Why have white supremacists and civil rights activists been so focused on Black mobility? From Plessy v. Ferguson to #DrivingWhileBlack, African Americans have fought for over a century to move freely around the United States. Curious as to why so many cases contesting the doctrine of “separate but equal” involved trains and buses, Mia Bay went back to the sources with some basic questions: How did travel segregation begin? Why were so many of those who challenged it in court women? How did it move from one form of transport to another, and what was it like to be caught up in this web of contradictory rules? From stagecoaches, steamships, and trains to buses, cars, and planes, Traveling Black explores when, how, and why racial restrictions took shape and brilliantly portrays what it was like to live with them. “There is not in the world a more disgraceful denial of human brotherhood than the ‘Jim Crow’ car of the southern United States,” W. E. B. Du Bois famously declared. Bay unearths troves of supporting evidence, rescuing forgotten stories of undaunted passengers who made it back home despite being insulted, stranded, re-routed, and ignored. Black travelers never stopped challenging these humiliations and insisting on justice in the courts. Traveling Black upends our understanding of Black resistance, documenting a sustained fight that falls outside the traditional boundaries of the Civil Rights Movement. A masterpiece of scholarly and human insight, this book helps explain why the long, unfinished journey to racial equality so often takes place on the road.

Strange Fruit, Volume II

By Joel Gill
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
  • Book Code : 1682752208
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 961
  • Pdf File: strange-fruit-volume-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Like all legends, people fade away, but not before leaving an incredible legacy. Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the eight illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event. Joel Christian Gill offers historical and cultural commentary on heroes whose stories are not often found in history books, such as Cathay Williams, the only known female Buffalo Soldier, and Eugene Bullard, a fighter pilot who flew for France during World War I. These beautifully illustrated stories offer a refreshing look at remarkable African Americans.

Music and the Road

By Gordon E. Slethaug
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501335286
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: music-and-the-road.pdf

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Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul Simon-these familiar figures have written road music for half a century and continue to remain highly-regarded artists. But there is so much more to say about road music. This book fills a glaring hole in scholarship about the road and music. In a collection of 13 essays, Music and the Road explores the origins of road music in the blues, country-western, and rock 'n' roll; the themes of adventure, freedom, mobility, camaraderie, and love, and much more in this music; the mystique and reality of touring as an important part of getting away from home, creating community among performers, and building audiences across the country from the 1930s to the present; and the contribution of music to popular road films such as Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider, Thelma and Louise, and On the Road.

African Americans of Wilmington's East Side

By Hara Wright-Smith,Ph.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Book Code : 1439674264
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 233
  • Pdf File: african-americans-of-wilmington-s-east-side.pdf

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Wilmington's East Side is the oldest residential community in the city. The first Swedish colony settled there in the 1600s, and over time, Jewish, Polish, and African American people followed. By the mid-1950s, the East Side emerged as a predominantly Black, achievement-oriented community--a place where working-class families, Black-owned businesses, and Black doctors, lawyers, teachers, musicians, and community leaders lived, worshipped, and worked together amid segregation. Among historic landmarks are Howard High School, People's Settlement Association, Walnut Street Y, St. Michael's School and Nursery, Clifford Brown Walk, Louis Redding House, and multidenominational churches. Situated in an urban setting east of downtown, the East Side is walking distance from the central business district, small retail establishments, and employers.

Sleeping Around in America

By Andrew Beattie
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525567535
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: sleeping-around-in-america.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explore 50 of America's remaining iconic roadside motels. Admire the magical allure of their neon signs, unique architecture and their beautiful design that beckon you off the highway through a collection of astonishing photographs. Meet the moteliers creating the experience for a new generation to enjoy. The stories and photographs in Sleeping Around in America give readers an opportunity to rekindle fond memories of family vacations, road trips and childhood experiences while providing a roadmap of motels where they can travel to today. A book to satisfy armchair travellers, American pop-culture enthusiasts and nostalgia seeking adventure romantic explorers.

Uncle John's UNCANNY Bathroom Reader

By Bathroom Readers' Institute
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1626867607
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 839
  • Pdf File: uncle-john-s-uncanny-bathroom-reader.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The most trusted name in trivia has done it again! What’s so uncanny about the 29th annual edition of Uncle John’s? This enduring book series has been delivering entertaining information to three generations of readers (so far)...and it’s still going strong! How do they do it? Back in 1988, Uncle John successfully predicted the way that 21st-century readers would want their information: in quick hits, concisely and cleverly written, and with details so delightful that you’re compelled to share them with someone else. (Kind of like the Internet, but without all those annoying ads.) This groundbreaking series has been imitated time and time again but never equaled. And Uncanny is the Bathroom Readers’ Institute at their very best. Covering a wide array of topics—incredible origins, forgotten history, weird news, amazing science, dumb crooks, and more—readers of all ages will enjoy these 512 pages of the best stuff in print. Here are but a few of the uncanny topics awaiting you... The World's Weirdest Protests The Wit and Wisdom of Bill Murray Forgotten Game Shows Darth Vader's Borderline Personality Disorder, and Other Real Psychiatric Diagnoses of Fictional Characters Manly Historical Leaders and Their Manly Tattoos NASA's "Pillownaut" Experiment The Secret Lives of Squatters And much more! IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winner 2017! The World’s Weirdest Protests The Wit and Wisdom of Bill Murray Forgotten Game Shows Darth Vader’s Borderline Personality Disorder, and Other Real Psychiatric Diagnoses of Fictional Characters Manly Historical Leaders and Their Manly Tattoos NASA’s "Pillownaut" Experiment The Secret Lives of Squatters Toilets, Motorcycles, and Other Strange Things That Have Fallen From the Sky The Origins of Apples and Oranges (and a Bunch of Other Fruits) Where to Visit Real-Life Horror Movie Locations Cooking with Mr. Coffee Odd Alcoholic Drinks From Around the World The History of the Tooth Fairy Zoo Escapes! And much, much more!