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              Books in the V Ethel Willis White Books series

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              Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master
               

              Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McConaghy, Lorraine; Bentley, Judy

              • RRP: $38.99
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              The story of a 13-year-old slave who escaped from Washington Territory to freedom in Canada on the West's underground railroad

              ISBN 9780295992716
              Released AU 11 Jan 2013
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
              Interest Age Children
              Series V Ethel Willis White Books
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              Better than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007
                

              Better than the Best: Black Athletes Speak, 1920-2007 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Walter, John C.; Iida, Malina

              • Imp. $95.99
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              These engaging and forthright interviews bring together the life stories of thirteen black athletes who have risen to the top rank of their sport.

              ISBN 9780295990538
              Released AU 1 Feb 2011
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series V Ethel Willis White Books
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              Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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              Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement
                

              Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement (Hardback)

              By Raymond, Emilie

              • Imp. $187.99
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              From Oprah Winfrey to Angelina Jolie, George Clooney to Leonardo DiCaprio, Americans have come to expect that Hollywood celebrities will be outspoken advocates for social and political causes. However, that wasn't always the case. As Emilie Raymond shows, during the civil rights ...movement the Stars for Freedom--a handful of celebrities both black and white--risked their careers by crusading for racial equality, and forged the role of celebrity in American political culture.Focusing on a set of Leading Six trailblazers--Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dick Gregory, and Sidney Poitier--Raymond reveals how they not only advanced the civil rights movement in front of the cameras, but also behind the scenes. They hosted spectacular benefits and intimate house parties to raise money for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legal defense and SNCC's voter registration projects, led membership drives for the NAACP, and personally engaged with workaday activists to boost their morale, thus strengthening the liberal northern network crucial to the movement's success. Much like the movement itself, the Leading Six reached across the color line and built a powerful coalition with stars such as Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, and Burt Lancaster. The Stars for Freedom not only brought notions of racial equality into the mainstream but also helped bring the movement to Hollywood by opening up more jobs for minorities in the film industry.Through meticulous research, engaging writing, and new interviews with key players, Raymond traces the career trajectories of the Leading Six against the backdrop of the movement, including Sidney Poitier's and Harry Belafonte's evolution into producing and directing and the comedian Dick Gregory's unique development as a social satirist and grassroots activist. She also pays special attention to the ways Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee acted as intermediaries between the movement's leaders and its more radical elements, including Malcolm X
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              ISBN 9780295994802
              Released AU 5 May 2015
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series V Ethel Willis White Books
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              Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity
                

              Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity (Hardback)

              By Singler, Joan; Durning, Jean C.; Valentine, Bettylou; Adams, Martha J.

              • Imp. $302.99
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              Seattle was a very different city in 1960 than it is today. There were no black bus drivers, sales clerks, or bank tellers. Black children rarely attended the same schools as white children. And few black people lived outside of the Central District. In 1960, Seattle was effectiv...ely a segregated town.Energized by the national civil rights movement, an interracial group of Seattle residents joined together to form the Seattle chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Operational from 1961 through 1968, CORE had a brief but powerful effect on Seattle. The chapter began by challenging one of the more blatant forms of discrimination in the city, local supermarkets. Located within the black community and dependent on black customers, these supermarkets refused to hire black employees. CORE took the supermarkets to task by organizing hundreds of volunteers into shifts of continuous picketers until stores desegregated their staffs. From this initial effort CORE, in partnership with the NAACP and other groups, launched campaigns to increase employment and housing opportunities for black Seattleites, and to address racial inequalities in Seattle public schools. The members of Seattle CORE were committed to transforming Seattle into a more integrated and just society.Seattle was one of more than one hundred cities to support an active CORE chapter. Seattle in Black and White tells the local, Seattle story about this national movement. Authored by four active members of Seattle CORE, this book not only recounts the actions of Seattle CORE but, through their memories, also captures the emotion and intensity of this pivotal and highly charged time in America's history.For more information visit: http: //seattleinblackandwhite.org/
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              ISBN 9780295996967
              Released AU 21 Jun 2017
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series V Ethel Willis White Books
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              Passing the Three Gates: Interviews with Charles Johnson
               

              Passing the Three Gates: Interviews with Charles Johnson (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by McWilliams, Jim

              • Imp. $98.50
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              Presents more than twenty interviews spanning the career of Charles Johnson, one of America's most original and significant living writers

              ISBN 9780295984391
              Released AU 1 Oct 2004
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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              Series V Ethel Willis White Books
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              Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke
                

              Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Facsimile edition)

              By Clarke, Lewis; Introduction by Gayton, Carver Clark

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              The story of life as a slave in Kentucky

              ISBN 9780295992006
              Released AU 1 Aug 2012
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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              Series V Ethel Willis White Books
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              Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life
                

              Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kershner, Jim

              • Imp. $63.99
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              A moving portrait of the man called a Type-A Gandhi by the New York Times

              ISBN 9780295992310
              Released AU 27 Nov 2012
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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              Series V Ethel Willis White Books
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              Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity
                

              Seattle in Black and White: The Congress of Racial Equality and the Fight for Equal Opportunity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Singler, Joan; Durning, Jean C.; Valentine, Bettylou; Adams, Martha J.

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              Tells the local, Seattle story about the Congress of Racial Equality movement to bring about a more integrated and just society

              ISBN 9780295990842
              Released AU 4 Mar 2011
              Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series V Ethel Willis White Books
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