Tag Archive | African – American

James Donaldson’s Book Review Report: Martin Luther King Jr Speech – “Where Do We Go From Here?”

http://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Where-Do-We-Go-From-Here-Audiobook/B002VAEVBG/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1416181024&sr=1-1 I woke up this morning listening to the “Where Do We Go from Here” sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. It still amazes me how relevant his speeches and sermons are in today’s world, since the first spoke them over 50 years ago. The thing that most put a smile on my face this […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language, and Race in the U.S by H. Samy Alim

This was an interesting book, to say the least. The authors, throughout the book, are trying to connect a “professional speaker” like former President Barack Obama, who, because he is an African-American, that white America actually enjoyed listening to, the authors spend the majority of the book making the comparisons between Barack Obama, and others […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Say It Plain: A Century of Great African-American Speeches by American RadioWorks

Dick Gregory Fannie Lou Hanmer Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey Mary MacLeod Bathone Stokely Carmichael Martin Luther King Jr. Shirley Chisholm James Cone Barbara Jordan Jesse Jackson Pres. Barack Obama  A real treasure of speeches from African-American leaders throughout the last hundred years in United States history.  I didn’t know what to expect, and […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Remembering Jim Crow by American RadioWorks

Jim Crow was in effect for about 80 years and affected everyone throughout the States, especially in the South. Here are a couple of examples pertaining to “State Law”. – North Carolina: school textbooks not to be interchangeable between white and black schools. – Mississippi: the marriage of a white person with a colored, Negro […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James Loewen

“Sundown towns” refer to cities and towns throughout America’s 20th century (to current) where racial discrimination remains at a very high-level. http://www.audible.com/pd/History/Sundown-Towns-Audiobook/B002V1BE10/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1416724882&sr=1-1  Most of them operated by tolerating the African-Americans and other minorities who may have frequented the towns during the day, but in essence, made life very difficult when the sun went down. Most […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Slaves’ War: The Civil War As Told In The Words of Former Slaves by Andrew Ward

http://www.audible.com/pd/History/The-Slaves-War-Audiobook/B002V01ED4 This is a collection of circa 1920’s interviews that were conducted with actual slaves from the 1860s, who told their stories from personal accounts. The author does a great job of rounding up these dozens of interviews, weave them into a narrative, and telling the wonderful story of the slaves perspective on the Civil […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Invisible Men: Mass Incarceration and the Myth of Black Progress by Becky Petitt

http://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Invisible-Men-Audiobook/B00BU8HNU6 This book covers one of the “fastest growing industries in America”, that being the penal system institution that continues to incarcerate more Americans (pro rata), and disproportionately, Americans of color, then any other penal system institution in the world. The author, Becky Petitt, does an okay job of sharing with us the statistics, that […]