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Today in History: King Wins Nobel Peace Prize 

On October 14, 1964, Georgian-born Baptist Minister Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial discrimination. Influenced by the philosophies and practices of Mohandas Ghandi, King organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the first of a series of peaceful protests aimed at ending racial segregation. He donated the …

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The Black power movement 

Title: The Black power movement : rethinking the civil rights-Black power era Author :  Peniel E. Joseph (Ed) Publisher: New York : Routledge Call number: E185.61 .B6 2006 From the Publisher: Peniel Joseph has compiled a wonderful collection of essays pertaining to the Black Power Movement (BPM) and how the BPM was much more than …

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Revisiting the Civil Rights movement through multicultural children’s books 

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day recently past, I thought it was quite fitting that I came upon two picture books, Freedom on the Menu: the Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford (Call no. PZ7.W3535 Fr 2005) and Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles (Call no. PZ7.W6474 Fr 2001, both …

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The Literature Polic 

Title: The literature police: apartheid censorship and its cultural consequences Author:  Peter D. McDonald Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 Check It Out:  Z658.S6 M33 2009 From the Publisher: 'Censorship may have to do with literature', Nadine Gordimer once said, 'but literature has nothing whatever to do with censorship.' As …

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Forbidden Language 

Title: Forbidden language: English learners and restrictive language policies Editors: Patricia Gándara and Megan Hopkins Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check it Out:  LC2672.4 .F67 2010 From the Publisher: Pulling together the most up-to-date research on the effects of restrictive language policies, this timely volume focuses on what we know about …

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