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The Resource We shall overcome, Herb Boyd ; narrated by Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

We shall overcome, Herb Boyd ; narrated by Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

Label
We shall overcome
Title
We shall overcome
Statement of responsibility
Herb Boyd ; narrated by Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Storyline
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 9 Up –Beginning with the murder of Emmett Till in 1955, and concluding with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968, Boyd chronicles the history of the civil rights struggle in America. The writing is clear, understated, and journalistic. This style is well chosen, as it allows the words of the participants themselves, and multiple black-and-white archival photographs, to tell the stories and to provide strong emotional impact. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific person or event. Many of them will be familiar to students, such as Brown v. Board of Education or Rosa Parks. Perhaps less familiar is the story of the Freedom Riders, or the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The book includes two audio CDs, narrated by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, that provide recordings of protest songs, speeches, and commentary from the Little Rock Nine as well as segregationist and Klan leaders, and more. These recordings bring history to life in ways that text cannot. A few of the photographs appear grainy–this may be due to the fact that some are reproduced from newspapers. This important book is recommended for mature students because of the unflinching language, the need to put the historical events in context, and the ability to understand the anger and sorrow that one feels after reading it.–Jennifer Ralston, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD --Jennifer Ralston (Reviewed December 1, 2004) (School Library Journal, vol 50, issue 12, p158)
  • In this lucid, textbook-like volume, Boyd (Race and Resistance ; The Harlem Reader ) takes readers on a journey through the Civil Rights movement, a march of progress bookended here by murders: the first chapter describes the 1955 Mississippi lynching of Emmett Till, which drew the nation's attention to racism in a way that previous killings had not, and the final chapter recalls the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis. In between, Boyd considers the resistance of Rosa Parks, the agitating of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the murder of Medgar Evers and the March on Washington, both in 1963. Simple but strong prose is accompanied by photographs (the all-black 24th Infantry in the Korean War; Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court steps) and sidebars (Gwendolyn Brooks's poem "The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock"; the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's statement of purpose). Two audio CDs, narrated by actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, offer everything from protests songs to the recollections of sit-in participants. Boyd's volume is a useful compilation of information arranged in an economical, accessible format, one sure to appeal to students, amateur historians and general readers. Agent, Marie Brown. (Nov. 29) --Staff (Reviewed November 1, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 44, p58)
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10057689
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, Herb
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights movements
Label
We shall overcome, Herb Boyd ; narrated by Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0418/2004012509.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Accompanying material
2 audio discs (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [252]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
491484
Dimensions
28 cm +
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781402202131
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781402202131
  • (Sirsi) ADP-0499
Label
We shall overcome, Herb Boyd ; narrated by Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0418/2004012509.html
Publication
Copyright
Accompanying material
2 audio discs (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [252]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
491484
Dimensions
28 cm +
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781402202131
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004012509
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781402202131
  • (Sirsi) ADP-0499

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