Sing for Freedom

by Julian Bond
Publisher: NewSouth Books
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre: History
Pages: 266 pages
ISBN 13: 1588381935
ISBN 10: 9781588381934
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
Two classic collections of freedom songs by historians Guy and Candie Carawan are reprinted here in a single edition. Includes a major new introduction by the editors, as well as words and music to original songs from the Civil Rights movement.
Buses Are a Comin'
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Charles Person, Richard Rooker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-27 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

A firsthand exploration of the cost of boarding the bus of change to move America forward—written by one of the Civil Rights Movement's pioneers. At 18, Charles Person was the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, key figures in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement who left Washington, D.C. by bus in 1961, headed for New Orleans. This purposeful mix of black and white, male and female activists—including future Congressman John Lewis, Congress of Racial Equality Director James Farmer, Reverend Benjamin Elton Cox, journalist and pacifist James Peck, and CORE field secretary Genevieve Hughes—set out to discover whether America would abide by a Supreme Court decision that ruled segregation unconstitutional in bus depots, waiting areas, restaurants, and restrooms nationwide. Two buses proceeded through Virginia, North and South Carolina, to Georgia where they were greeted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and finally to Alabama. There, the Freedom Riders found their answer: No. Southern states would continue to disregard federal law and use violence to enforce racial segregation. One bus was burned to a shell, its riders narrowly escaping; the second, which Charles rode, was set upon by a mob that beat several riders nearly to death. Buses Are a Comin’ provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person accompanies his colleagues off the bus, into the station, into the mob, and into history to help defeat segregation’s violent grip on African American lives. It is also a challenge from a teenager of a previous era to the young people of today: become agents of transformation. Stand firm. Create a more just and moral country where students have a voice, youth can make a difference, and everyone belongs.
Soil Survey, Merced Area, California
Language: en
Pages: 131
Authors: Rodney J. Arkley, United States. Soil Conservation Service
Categories: Soil surveys
Type: BOOK - Published: 1962 - Publisher:

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Energy for Rural and Island Communities, III
Language: en
Pages: 468
Authors: John Twidell, Fiona Riddoch, Bill Grainger
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Pergamon

V.1: Strategy and action; Community energy; Biomass and ecossystems; Wind energy; Hydro, solar, and building; Development and planning; v.2: Future strategy and planning; Wind power; Have power; Hydro and todal flow; Biofuels; Solar energy: higher latitudes; Solar energy: tropical; Photovaltaic; v.3: Energy and development; Wind energy; Photovoltaic systems; Solar energy and building; Have energy; Hidro power; Biofuels; Geothermal and otec; Transport; Energy act worksho.
Rail Commuter Service in the National Capital Area
Language: en
Pages: 401
Authors: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher:

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The Sustainable Urban Development Reader
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Stephen Wheeler, Stephen Maxwell Wheeler, Timothy Beatley
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Bringing together classic readings from a wide variety of sources, this key book investigates how our cities and towns can become more sustainable. Thirty-eight selections span issues such as land use planning, urban design, transportation, ecological restoration, economic development, resource use and equity planning. Section introductions outline the major themes, whilst the editors' introductions to the individual writings explain their interest and significance to wider debates. Additional sections present twenty-four case studies of real-world sustainable urban planning examples, sustainability planning exercises, and further reading. Providing background in theory, practical application, and vision, in a clear, accessible format, The Sustainable Urban Development Reader is an essential resource for students, professionals, and indeed anyone interested in the future of urban environments.
The Bishop of South Park
Language: en
Pages: 610
Authors: Rod Mills
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-06 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Byron Zorn graduated first in his class at the prestigious Little Country Parish University. A brilliant mind, tireless researcher, and gifted speaker, Zorn aspired to serve God behind the pulpit of a large, hopefully high profile church someday. That was plan A. Then The Lord revealed plan B--assistant bishop of Holy Ground Miracle Gospel Tabernacle, a small black church in the all black South Park District. Though the position was non-salaried, and the flock had a way of making the job full time, Byron Zorn, a white man, accepted. The Bishop of South Park is the story of a young white preacher's journey into an unfamiliar culture of black gospel distinctives and expectations. Byron Zorn understood perfectly the way the whites did church. He had yet to come to terms with the black way of doing it. "Bishop, you preach like a white man." "I am a white man!" "Yeah, and ain't nobody holding it against you, neither. But Bishop, you could do better." The Bishop of South Park is a humorous and heart rending love story of sacrifice and courage within the volatile waters of interracial relationships.
Capital City
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Omar Tyree
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-23 - Publisher: Urban Books

Life is supposed to be easy and carefree when you are young, but if you live in Washington D.C., that’s not always the case. Flashing back to the 1990s, readers enter the lives of four black men looking to gain money, power, and respect. These four brothas come from different walks of life, but they have one thing in common: they are trying to make fast money in the harsh inner city. However, when the money comes too easily there's usually a price attached...the ultimate price.
Software for Computer Control 1982
Language: en
Pages: 540
Authors: G. Ferrate, E. A. Puente
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-16 - Publisher: Elsevier

Software for Computer Control 1982 covers the proceedings of the Third IFAC/IFIP Symposium. The book discusses the state of software development for digital computer applications for science and control. With a total of 73 papers, the book covers topics such as real-time language and operating systems; man-machine communication software; software for robots; software for distributed control systems; C.A.D. of digital computer controls systems; algorithms for digital computer control; control software engineering and management; and industrial applications. Computer scientists, engineers, and I.T. professionals will find this book interesting, since it provides discussions on the various applications of computer programs.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulations
Language: en
Authors: United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Categories: Motor vehicles
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher:

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The Alamo Wing
Language: en
Authors: United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Categories: Air bases
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: James Lacey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-31 - Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Over time the impression has grown that the 2003 invasion of Iraq met with little resistance and that, with few exceptions, the Iraqi army simply melted away. As this book clearly shows, nothing could be further from the truth. In its drive to capture Baghdad, the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division was in nearly constant combat for twenty-one days. While Americans were watching Saddam's statue being torn down on TV, a brigade of the 3rd ID was on the verge of being overrun by Iraqi Republican Guard units trying to escape north. Told to hold two bridges in his sector, a brigade commander had to blow up one of them because he did not have the combat power to hold it. The company commander holding the other bridge was so hard pressed that he called on the artillery to fire their final protective fires a command made only when a unit is in mortal danger and one that had not been given since Vietnam. Every one of the division's armored vehicles was hit by rockets some taking more than a dozen hits and the fighting was so fierce at times that entire battalions ran out of ammunition. Nevertheless, when the fighting was finally over, the 3rd ID had destroyed two Iraqi Regular Army divisions and three divisions of the much vaunted Republican Guard. Takedown tells the little-known story of what happened to the 3rd ID during its struggle to win Baghdad, a campaign that some call one of the most vicious in American military history. To offer this firsthand account, Jim Lacey, a former Time magazine reporter embedded with the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, draws on extensive interviews that he conducted with the American soldiers involved as well as access to personal papers and war memoirs. This story is also enriched through his extensive use of interview transcripts of senior Iraqi army officers along with their personal written recollections. From the Kuwaiti border to the streets of Baghdad, these dramatic eyewitness descriptions of what went on give readers an accurate look at the brutal engagements in which the division fought for its life. In making use of such a wealth of primary source material, Lacey has succeeded in writing a fast paced narrative of the conflict, backed up by verifiable facts, that shows how modern wars are really fought.
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Joe Gores
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

'Not since Hammett and Chandler has anyone written quite as well as Joe Gores. He will probably be regarded as one of the masters in years to come' Ross Thomas Neil Fargo is a San Francisco private investigator hired by the wealthy Maxwell Stayton to find his missing daughter. His search takes him into the very heart of the city's ugly underbelly. And Fargo makes the move into the drug business at just about the same time as Docker, a Vietnam veteran with close links to Fargo, is storming through San Francisco's criminal underworld on a murderous campaign of revenge.