Civil Rights & Niagara Movement

Sage of Tawawa Reverdy Cassius Ransom, 1861-1959

Sage of Tawawa Reverdy Cassius Ransom, 1861-1959
$21.00
In The Sage of Tawawa, Annetta L. Gomez-Jefferson offers Ransom as a symbol of an era and a larger movement and recalls him to be a man of deep faith and conviction. Educated at Wilberforce University in Ohio (after losing his scholarship from Oberlin College for protesting the segregation of the campus dining halls), Reverdy Cassius Ransom worked with and for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His duties saw him run for Congress, be elected bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, serve as editor of the A.M.E. Church Review, and serve as church historiographer. In July 1941, Ransom received a letter from President Roosevelt appointing him to the Volunteer Participation Committee in the Office of Civilian Defense.
Author: 
Annetta Louise Gomez-Jefferson
Publication Date: 
2003-01-15

F.H.M. Murray First Biography of a Forgotten Pioneer for Civil Justice

F.H.M. Murray First Biography of a Forgotten Pioneer for Civil Justice
$15.00

Co-founder of the Niagara Movement (the first civil rights movement of the twentieth century) at Harpers Ferry, Freeman Henry Morris Murray was an African American activist for civil rights who risked his life and the lives of others to fight for what he knew would lead to the advancement of his people. He was a successful and knowledgeable man and this biography details his many talents based on years of research and family interviews. Paperback, 288 pages.

 

Author: 
Anita Hackley-Lambert
Publication Date: 
1997-01-01

Partners to History Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy and the Civil Rights Movement

Partners to History Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy and the Civil Rights Movement
$12.95

Ralph David Abernathy and Martin Luther King Jr. were inseparable and together helped to establish what would become the modern American Civil Rights Movement. They preached, marched, and were frequently jailed together. Donzaleigh Abernathy, Ralph’s youngest daughter, has written Partners to History as a testament to the courage, strength, and endurance of these men who stirred a nation with their moral fortitude. She also pays tribute to the thousands of unsung heroes—the other partners to this history—who were foot soldiers in the endless struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. This document captures in words and pictures how the dream of two visionaries changed the course of American history and inspired the world.

Partners to History is a unique look at a troubling time, and its usage of dramatic—and personal—photographs, combined with the voices of King and Abernathy, seamlessly conveys the fears, frustrations, and pain of the long days and nights spent planning the many crusades. Donzaleigh Abernathy’s recollections provide personal insight from someone who lived through the tumult and witnessed firsthand the relationship of these lifelong friends. “People didn’t know Daddy and Uncle Martin,” she writes. “They know the legends. They don’t know the fathers, the husbands, the men, the human beings. I feel obliged to tell the beautiful stories of these beautiful men I lived with and loved.”

Chronicling the crucial events of the movement, from the early strategy sessions in the homes of integrationists and the Montgomery Bus Boycott to Birmingham, the Freedom Riders, and the March on Washington, the author provides a unique insider’s perspective. With heart-wrenching precision, she lays bare the horrifying deaths of four little girls in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and follows the search for three murdered civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi. She goes behind the scenes to the intimate moments and reveals the determination of two families caught up in the fight for equal rights.

King and Abernathy believed in a cause and laid their lives on the line time and time again, knowing deep in their hearts that they were working not only for their people, but for the good of all humankind. When, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Ralph David Abernathy vowed to persevere and continue their dream, knowing that people could not be free until the walls came tumbling down.

Inspirational and beautifully illustrated, Partners to History reveals the remarkable relationship between two great leaders and serves as a reminder and tribute to this tumultuous era.

Author: 
Donzaleigh Abernathy
Publication Date: 
2003-10-14
Publisher: 

Booker T. Washington The Life and the Legacy DVD

Booker T. Washington The Life and the Legacy DVD
$19.95

Through narration and re-enactment this film traces Washington, a prominent African American, and the founding of Tuskegee Institute which was established to educated newly freed people after the Civil War. It recreates vignettes and interviews with contemporaries including W.E.B. Du Bois.

Running time: 31 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include Longing to Learn: Booker T. Washington's Story, Frederick Douglas: An American Life, and The Maggie Lena Walker Story.

Niagara Movement Educator's Guide CD-ROM

Niagara Movement Educator's Guide CD-ROM
$5.00

Explore the meaning of the Niagara Movement and it's historic meeting at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Niagara Unframed Photograph 11x14

Niagara Unframed Photograph 11x14
$24.95

Photographed August 20, 2006, on the third day of celebration to honor those who had gathered 100 years before.
This photograph was taken to memorialize the centennial of the Niagara Movement in Harpers Ferry, WV. Those that gathered to have their picture taken were duplicating what the original members had done during their 1906 conference. Available unframed size 11” x 14”.

Niagara Unframed Photograph 8x10

Niagara Unframed Photograph 8x10
$19.95

Photographed August 20, 2006, on the third day of celebration to honor those who had gathered 100 years before.
This photograph was taken to memorialize the centennial of the Niagara Movement in Harpers Ferry, WV. Those that gathered to have their picture taken were duplicating what the original members had done during their 1906 conference. Available unframed size 8” x 10”