Five Black Lives

Five Black Lives

"Five Black Lives is a collection of ex-slave narratives which spans 150 years in time, from 1729 to 1870, and some thousands of miles in geographical area from Africa to Connecticut.


Publisher: Wesleyan

ISBN: 0819561908

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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“Five Black Lives is a collection of ex-slave narratives which spans 150 years in time, from 1729 to 1870, and some thousands of miles in geographical area from Africa to Connecticut. The autobiographies include the lives of Venture Smith, a native of Africa who ended his days as a resident of East Haddam, Connecticut; James Mars, born a slave near Norfolk, Connecticut in 1790, and freed at twenty-five by state law; William Grimes, a native of Virginia, who became Connecticut’s first known runway when he arrived in New Haven about 1808; G.W. Offley, from Maryland, who was bought free by his father and later settled in Hartford; and James L. Smith, of Virginia birth, who escaped from slavery and settled in Norwich, Connecticut.”—Victor B. Howard, The New England Quarterly
Categories: Social Science

Making All Black Lives Matter

Making All Black Lives Matter

Five Black Lives Matter protesters, who were maintaining an encampment outside a police station in north Minneapolis to protest the police shooting of Jamar Clark, themselves became shooting victims. Fortunately, all of those injured ...

Author: Barbara Ransby

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520966116

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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"A powerful — and personal — account of the movement and its players."—The Washington Post “This perceptive resource on radical black liberation movements in the 21st century can inform anyone wanting to better understand . . . how to make social change.”—Publishers Weekly The breadth and impact of Black Lives Matter in the United States has been extraordinary. Between 2012 and 2016, thousands of people marched, rallied, held vigils, and engaged in direct actions to protest and draw attention to state and vigilante violence against Black people. What began as outrage over the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin and the exoneration of his killer, and accelerated during the Ferguson uprising of 2014, has evolved into a resurgent Black Freedom Movement, which includes a network of more than fifty organizations working together under the rubric of the Movement for Black Lives coalition. Employing a range of creative tactics and embracing group-centered leadership models, these visionary young organizers, many of them women, and many of them queer, are not only calling for an end to police violence, but demanding racial justice, gender justice, and systemic change. In Making All Black Lives Matter, award-winning historian and longtime activist Barbara Ransby outlines the scope and genealogy of this movement, documenting its roots in Black feminist politics and situating it squarely in a Black radical tradition, one that is anticapitalist, internationalist, and focused on some of the most marginalized members of the Black community. From the perspective of a participant-observer, Ransby maps the movement, profiles many of its lesser-known leaders, measures its impact, outlines its challenges, and looks toward its future.
Categories: Social Science

Black Lives White Lies The Need for White Christians to Fight Racism in America

Black Lives  White Lies  The Need for White Christians to Fight Racism in America

As mentioned earlier blacks are about one fifth of the U.S population and as such statistically there should be about 5x the number of Whites killed by police as there are Blacks killed by police. But that is not the case and there are ...

Author: Dr. Eugene G. Akins III

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781620238783

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Most of us at one time or another have experienced or even told a “White Lie”. We may tell one to keep from hurting someone we care about. We may tell one to hurt someone. Whatever the source or the reason a White Lie is always inaccurate information. Unfortunately, when it comes to Race in America, White Lies have been a staple of the narrative. White lies have been told to Black people, about Black people and believed by Black people. White lies have been told to White people about Black people and believed by White people. Lies, lies and more lies, and as our nation’s history tells us, this has not been a recipe for success when it comes to Blacks and Whites “understanding” each other. Because of all the lies, many Whites in America are puzzled by the phrase “Black Lives Matter”. Some are offended and think Black people suddenly think they are better than Whites. Nothing could be further from the truth. This book is an attempt to provide a glimpse into the reason that phrase came into being. It provides information for Black readers that has not been provided by mainstream history in the U. S. It will shed light on things that all Black Americans should understand about how we arrived at this point. It hopes to enlighten White readers in a very small way about the “Black Experience” in America. It seeks to answer some of the questions White readers may have about what led to the use of the phrase and encourage White Christian readers to consider “taking up this Cross” in an effort to be more like Christ.
Categories: Social Science

Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom

Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom

This edition is reprinted in Arna Bontemps , ed . , Five Black Lives : The Autobiographies of Venture Smith , James Mars , William Grimes , The Rev. G. W. Offley , James L. Smith ( Middletown , Conn .: Wesleyan University 52 HISTORY.

Author: James Brewer Stewart

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558497404

Category: Africans

Page: 308

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The family, determined to honor the bicentennial of their founding ancestor's death by discovering everything possible about his life, opened burial plots in the hope of recovering DNA for genealogical tracing. What began as a scientific inquiry into African origins rapidly evolved into an interdisciplinary collaboration between historians, literary analysts, geographers, genealogists, anthropologists, political philosophers, genomic biologists, and, perhaps most revealingly, a poet. Their common goal has been to reconstruct the life of an extraordinary African American and to assay its implications for the sprawling, troubled eighteenth-century world of racial exploitation over which he triumphed. From publisher description.
Categories: Africans

Black Lives White Lives

Black Lives  White Lives

The African-Americans, the Muslims, are sitting here hollering, “Give us five states. Give us a black country.” I don't want any part of it. They want absolute control of those people in those five states, Hardy.

Author: Bob Blauner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520386020

Category: History

Page: 408

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Now with a new foreword, this timely reissue features a remarkable collection of oral histories that trace three decades of turbulent race relations and social change in the United States for a new generation of activists. One evening in 1955, Howard Spence, a Mississippi field representative for the NAACP investigating the Emmett Till murder, was confronted by Klansmen who burned an eight-foot cross on his front lawn. "I felt my life wasn't worth a penny with a hole in it." Twenty-four years later, Spence had become a respected pillar of that same Mississippi town, serving as its first Black alderman. The story of Howard Spence is just one of the remarkable personal dramas recounted in Black Lives, White Lives. Beginning in 1968, Bob Blauner and a team of interviewers recorded the words of those caught up in the crucible of rapid racial, social, and political change. Unlike most retrospective oral histories, these interviews capture the intense racial tension of 1968 in real time, as people talk with unusual candor about their deepest fears and prejudices. The diverse experiences and changing beliefs of Blauner's interview subjects—sixteen of them Black, twelve of them white—are expanded through subsequent interviews in 1979 and 1986, revealing as much about ordinary, daily lives as the extraordinary cultural shifts that shaped them. This book remains a landmark historical and sociological document, and an exceptional primary-source commentary on the development of race relations since the 1960s. Republished with a foreword by Professor Gerald Early, Black Lives, White Lives offers new generations of scholars and activists a galvanizing meditation on how divided America was then and still is today.
Categories: History

Black Lives Matter and Music

Black Lives Matter and Music

The Movement for Black Lives, August 1, 2016. policy. Washington Post. 2012. ... race, and sound in Washington, DC. FIVE BLACK DETROIT: SONIC DISTORTION FUELS SOCIAL DISTORTION Denise Dalphond Black Music Matters | 85.

Author: Fernando Orejuela

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253038432

Category: Music

Page: 145

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Music has always been integral to the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, with songs such as Kendrick Lamar’s "Alright," J. Cole’s "Be Free," D’Angelo and the Vanguard's "The Charade," The Game’s "Don’t Shoot," Janelle Monae’s "Hell You Talmbout," Usher’s "Chains," and many others serving as unofficial anthems and soundtracks for members and allies of the movement. In this collection of critical studies, contributors draw from ethnographic research and personal encounters to illustrate how scholarly research of, approaches to, and teaching about the role of music in the Black Lives Matter movement can contribute to public awareness of the social, economic, political, scientific, and other forms of injustices in our society. Each chapter in Black Lives Matter and Music focuses on a particular case study, with the goal to inspire and facilitate productive dialogues among scholars, students, and the communities we study. From nuanced snapshots of how African American musical genres have flourished in different cities and the role of these genres in local activism, to explorations of musical pedagogy on the American college campus, readers will be challenged to think of how activism and social justice work might appear in American higher education and in academic research. Black Lives Matter and Music provokes us to examine how we teach, how we conduct research, and ultimately, how we should think about the ways that black struggle, liberation, and identity have evolved in the United States and around the world.
Categories: Music

Black Lives Have Always Mattered A Collection of Essays Poems and Personal Narratives

Black Lives Have Always Mattered  A Collection of Essays  Poems  and Personal Narratives

The tree be-comes an aggregate of sorrows, as “one night five black men died on the same tree, / with toeless feet, in this Land of the Free.” The American myth of freedom is exposed as a façade, or better yet as true only for some as ...

Author: Abiodun Oyewole

Publisher: 2Leaf Press

ISBN: 9781940939629

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED, A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, POEMS AND PERSONAL NARRATIVES, edited by Abiodun Oyewole, extends beyond the Black Lives Matter movement’s primary agenda of police brutality to acknowledge that even when affronted with slavery, segregation and Jim Crow, racial injustice and inequality, black lives have always mattered. While written primarily by African American poets, writers, activists and scholars, selections are also from people of the Latino and African diasporas and white activists. Collectively, these 79 contributors provide a call-to-action that challenges readers to confront long-held values and beliefs about black lives, as well as white privilege and fragility, as it surveys the historical and contemporary ravages of racism and its persistence of structural inequality. More importantly, BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED provides a first-hand perspective to a problem known to the African American community long before the Black Lives Matter movement revealed it to the general public: that black lives have always mattered. Connecting the past to the present, the contributors of BLACK LIVES HAVE ALWAYS MATTERED provide an eye-opening and engaging collection that has the potential to reignite a broader push for black liberation and equality for all.
Categories: Social Science

Tapestry a Living History of the Black Family in Southeastern Connecticut

Tapestry  a Living History of the Black Family in Southeastern Connecticut

95 Five Black Lives , p . 23 ; Connecticut Gazette , May 19 , 1791 . 96 Five Black Lives , p . 34 . 97 Preston , Land Records , XVI , 453 ; XVIII , 355 ; Marion W. Hall , Preston in Review , p . 81 . 98 Preston , Land Records , XV , 28 ...

Author: James M. Rose

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 0806352140

Category: History

Page: 196

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"The first half of Tapestry consists of a historical overview of African Americans in southeastern Connecticut from 1680 to 1865. The authors focus on the arrival of blacks in Connecticut, the African-American family, and the role played by African Americans in the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Much of the action takes place in the towns of Groton, East Haddam, New London, Chatham, and Hebron. In the second part of the volume, Dr. Rose and Mrs. Brown produce, as illustrations, genealogical sketches of the following African-American families: Beman, Boham, Bush, Freeman, Hallan, Hyde, Jacklin, Jackson, Lathrop, Magira, Mason, Moody, Peters, Quash, Rogers, and Wright. While readers will discover information in a number of these genealogies that is repeated in Brown and Rose's Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, 1650-1900, researchers should check the accounts in Tapestry for embellishments"--Publisher website (December 2008).
Categories: History

Black Jacks

Black Jacks

45; Brown, Black Roots in Southeastern Connecticut, pp. xiv, 95; Mrs. Hiram Bingham, “Abominable Transactions at the Sandwich ... William Grimes, Life of Grimes, in Five Black Lives: The Autobiographies of Venture Smith, James Mars, ...

Author: W. Jeffrey. Bolster

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674028470

Category: History

Page: 349

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Few Americans, black or white, recognize the degree to which early African American history is a maritime history. W. Jeffrey Bolster shatters the myth that black seafaring in the age of sail was limited to the Middle Passage. Seafaring was one of the most significant occupations among both enslaved and free black men between 1740 and 1865. Tens of thousands of black seamen sailed on lofty clippers and modest coasters. They sailed in whalers, warships, and privateers. Some were slaves, forced to work at sea, but by 1800 most were free men, seeking liberty and economic opportunity aboard ship.Bolster brings an intimate understanding of the sea to this extraordinary chapter in the formation of black America. Because of their unusual mobility, sailors were the eyes and ears to worlds beyond the limited horizon of black communities ashore. Sometimes helping to smuggle slaves to freedom, they were more often a unique conduit for news and information of concern to blacks.But for all its opportunities, life at sea was difficult. Blacks actively contributed to the Atlantic maritime culture shared by all seamen, but were often outsiders within it. Capturing that tension, Black Jacks examines not only how common experiences drew black and white sailors together--even as deeply internalized prejudices drove them apart--but also how the meaning of race aboard ship changed with time. Bolster traces the story to the end of the Civil War, when emancipated blacks began to be systematically excluded from maritime work. Rescuing African American seamen from obscurity, this stirring account reveals the critical role sailors played in helping forge new identities for black people in America.An epic tale of the rise and fall of black seafaring, Black Jacks is African Americans' freedom story presented from a fresh perspective.
Categories: History

Slave Revolt on Screen

Slave Revolt on Screen

BLACK. LIVES. MATTERED. IN. THE. HAITIAN. REVOLUTION. Hollywood. and. Slavery. in. Chris. Rock's. Top. Five. If you look at my comedy, it was always serious. —CHRIS ROCK AS ANDRé ALLEN, Top Five Filmmakers hoping to make Haitian ...

Author: Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496833129

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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In Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games author Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall analyzes how films and video games from around the world have depicted slave revolt, focusing on the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). This event, the first successful revolution by enslaved people in modern history, sent shock waves throughout the Atlantic World. Regardless of its historical significance however, this revolution has become less well-known—and appears less often on screen—than most other revolutions; its story, involving enslaved Africans liberating themselves through violence, does not match the suffering-slaves-waiting-for-a-white-hero genre that pervades Hollywood treatments of Black history. Despite Hollywood’s near-silence on this event, some films on the Revolution do exist—from directors in Haiti, the US, France, and elsewhere. Slave Revolt on Screen offers the first-ever comprehensive analysis of Haitian Revolution cinema, including completed films and planned projects that were never made. In addition to studying cinema, this book also breaks ground in examining video games, a pop-culture form long neglected by historians. Sepinwall scrutinizes video game depictions of Haitian slave revolt that appear in games like the Assassin’s Creed series that have reached millions more players than comparable films. In analyzing films and games on the revolution, Slave Revolt on Screen calls attention to the ways that economic legacies of slavery and colonialism warp pop-culture portrayals of the past and leave audiences with distorted understandings.
Categories: Social Science