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Courage to Dissent

Courage to Dissent.

ourage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement—a groundbreaking legal history of the civil rights movement—written from a bottom-up perspective.

In this sweeping history of the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta–the South’s largest and most economically important city–from the 1940s through 1980, Tomiko Brown-Nagin shows that the movement featured a vast array of activists and many sophisticated approaches to activism. Long before “black power” emerged and gave black dissent from the mainstream civil rights agenda a new name, African Americans in Atlanta debated the meaning of equality and the steps necessary to obtain social and economic justice.

This groundbreaking book uncovers the activism of visionaries–both well-known legal figures and unsung citizens–from across the ideological spectrum who sought something different from, or more complicated than, “integration.” Local activists often played leading roles in carrying out the integrationist agenda of the NAACP, but some also pursued goals that differed markedly from those of the venerable civil rights organization. Brown-Nagin discusses debates over politics, housing, public accommodations, and schools. She documents how the bruising battle over school desegregation in the 1970s, which featured opposing camps of African Americans, had its roots in the years before Brown v. Board of Education.

Exploring the complex interplay between the local and national, between lawyers and communities, between elites and grassroots, and between middle-class and working-class African Americans,Courage to Dissent tells gripping stories about the long struggle for equality that speak to the nation’s current urban crisis. This remarkable book will transform our understanding of the Civil Rights era.

Courage to Dissent adds a remarkable array of figures to the pantheon of  civil rights lawyers and activistsA.T. Walden, Len Holt, Howard Moore, Jr., Margie Pitts Hames, Ethel Mae Mathewscourageous citizens who complicate our understanding of the movement.

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“The Ashes of Folly: Decay of Black Cultural Integrity in the Black Church”

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Soul AFIRE kicks off 2013 Season In Conversation with Frank Schaeffer

January 9, 2013 10 pm ET

2013 01-9 Schaeffer

In Conversation with Frank Schaeffer

In “America’s White Male Problem” published this week, Frank Schaeffer writes, “We have a white problem. I’m a 60-year-old white male father and grandfather. My son served in the Marines. I own a gun. I have handwritten notes from George Bush Sr, Jr, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford both to me and to my late father expressing gratitude for our contributions to the “fight” for traditional values and the Republican “cause.” Been there, done that !

I spent my youth not only as part of the Republican Party but helping to organize the culture wars that have come near to destroying our country. I have worked with the very kind of people who are now the hard-core Republican right. But I have changed my views. I may not be one of them any longer, but I bring an insider’s knowledge to the table. Overlay a map of the states with the safe gerrymandered congressional districts that sent us the Tea Party Republicans hijacking our country and you’ll find it’s the same map by and large of the former slave states.”
frankABOUT FRANK SCHAEFFER

As the son of Francis Schaeffer, Frank Schaeffer has been no stranger to the rigours of evangelical/fundamentalist Christianity. Francis believed he had the answers to the questions of the ages with his belief in fundamentalist doctrine and he was largely responsible for the rise of the Religious Right in American politics. As his son, Frank lived through and participated in the despicable intersection of religion and politics…

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times best selling author. His books include Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back and Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics–and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway.

Frank is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed novelist of 4 novels including Portofino who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director and producer of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as “pretty terrible.” Frank’s nonfiction includes “Keeping Faith-A Father-Son Story About Love and the United States Marine Corps” and AWOL-The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes From Military Service and How It Hurts Our Country.” Of Frank’s writing Jeff Sharlet (The New Statesman October 25, 2007 ) writes, “‘Crazy For God’ is a brilliant book, a portrait of fundamentalism painted in broad strokes with streaks of nuance, the twinned coming-of-age story of Frank and the Christian right.” Jane Smiley (The Nation October 15, 2007) writes: “‘Crazy For God’ offers considerable insight into several issues that have bedeviled American life in the past thirty years, and… when taken in conjunction with [Frank Schaeffer’s] other works (notably the Calvin Becker Trilogy, [‘Portofino,’ ‘Zermatt’ and ‘Saving Grandma’]), it gives us not only a handle on the mess we are in but also quite a few laughs…” Frank’s three semi-biographical novels about growing up in a fundamentalist mission: “Portofino,” “Zermatt,” “Saving Grandma” have been translated into 9 languages. “BABY JACK,” a novel about the class division between who serves and who does not, was published in 2006. USA TODAY said, “The reader marvels at how Schaeffer makes this concise chorus of social conviction moving and memorable…” Frank can be contacted at frankschaeffer.com

His published commentary, “America’s White Male Problem” published this week, he writes, “We have a white problem.
I’m a 60-year-old white male father and grandfather. My son served in the Marines. I own a gun. I have handwritten notes from George Bush Sr, Jr, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford both to me and to my late father expressing gratitude for our contributions to the “fight” for traditional values and the Republican “cause.” Been there, done that!
I spent my youth not only as part of the Republican Party but helping to organize the culture wars that have come near to destroying our country. I have worked with the very kind of people who are now the hard-core Republican right. But I have changed my views. I may not be one of them any longer, but I bring an insider’s knowledge to the table. Overlay a map of the states with the safe gerrymandered congressional districts that sent us the Tea Party Republicans hijacking our country and you’ll find it’s the same map by and large of the former slave states.”

His conversation with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson will include discussion of this commentary and the prosperity movement in America.

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ABOUT Soul AFIRE

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
A new and urgent broadcast experience . . .

“Spirit Matters Talk Radio”

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Soul Afire is a live talk radio program hosted by Dr. Matthew V. Johnson, Sr. The call-in program Inspires and Incites the personal spirit to come alive and reach for the fire within. Whether your life moves in the nests of tumbleweed against desert dryness or flows quietly in the sanctuary of lush foliage of a tropical riverbed, you live by the realm a claimed or neglected human spirit. Soul Afire is about the human Spirit and how it navigates Blackness. The program will feature Dr. Johnson’s weekly commentary, “Spirit Matters”.

From Matters of Religion to Matters of Politics…Spirit Matters… #Spirit Matters

ABOUT REVEREND DR. MATTHEW V. JOHNSON Matthew V. Johnson, Sr., is a graduate of Morehouse College and earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophical Theology from the University of Chicago. He has done post-graduate studies in Psychoanalysis and is a member in training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. In the ministry for thirty years, Dr. Johnson is the Pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd-Baptist located in Atlanta, GA.
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Soul AFIRE Opens 2013 Season In Conversation with Frank Schaeffer l January 9, 2013 l 10pm ET

January 9, 2013 10 pm ET

2013 01-9 Schaeffer

In Conversation with Frank Schaeffer

In “America’s White Male Problem” published this week, Frank Schaeffer writes, “We have a white problem. I’m a 60-year-old white male father and grandfather. My son served in the Marines. I own a gun. I have handwritten notes from George Bush Sr, Jr, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford both to me and to my late father expressing gratitude for our contributions to the “fight” for traditional values and the Republican “cause.” Been there, done that !

I spent my youth not only as part of the Republican Party but helping to organize the culture wars that have come near to destroying our country. I have worked with the very kind of people who are now the hard-core Republican right. But I have changed my views. I may not be one of them any longer, but I bring an insider’s knowledge to the table. Overlay a map of the states with the safe gerrymandered congressional districts that sent us the Tea Party Republicans hijacking our country and you’ll find it’s the same map by and large of the former slave states.””
frankABOUT FRANK SCHAEFFER

As the son of Francis Schaeffer, Frank Schaeffer has been no stranger to the rigours of evangelical/fundamentalist Christianity. Francis believed he had the answers to the questions of the ages with his belief in fundamentalist doctrine and he was largely responsible for the rise of the Religious Right in American politics. As his son, Frank lived through and participated in the despicable intersection of religion and politics…

Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times best selling author. His books include Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back and Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics–and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway.

Frank is a survivor of both polio and an evangelical/fundamentalist childhood, an acclaimed novelist of 4 novels including Portofino who overcame severe dyslexia, a home-schooled and self-taught documentary movie director, a feature film director and producer of four low budget Hollywood features Frank has described as “pretty terrible.” Frank’s nonfiction includes “Keeping Faith-A Father-Son Story About Love and the United States Marine Corps” and AWOL-The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes From Military Service and How It Hurts Our Country.” Of Frank’s writing Jeff Sharlet (The New Statesman October 25, 2007 ) writes, “‘Crazy For God’ is a brilliant book, a portrait of fundamentalism painted in broad strokes with streaks of nuance, the twinned coming-of-age story of Frank and the Christian right.” Jane Smiley (The Nation October 15, 2007) writes: “‘Crazy For God’ offers considerable insight into several issues that have bedeviled American life in the past thirty years, and… when taken in conjunction with [Frank Schaeffer’s] other works (notably the Calvin Becker Trilogy, [‘Portofino,’ ‘Zermatt’ and ‘Saving Grandma’]), it gives us not only a handle on the mess we are in but also quite a few laughs…” Frank’s three semi-biographical novels about growing up in a fundamentalist mission: “Portofino,” “Zermatt,” “Saving Grandma” have been translated into 9 languages. “BABY JACK,” a novel about the class division between who serves and who does not, was published in 2006. USA TODAY said, “The reader marvels at how Schaeffer makes this concise chorus of social conviction moving and memorable…” Frank can be contacted at frankschaeffer.com

His published commentary, “America’s White Male Problem” published this week, he writes, “We have a white problem.
I’m a 60-year-old white male father and grandfather. My son served in the Marines. I own a gun. I have handwritten notes from George Bush Sr, Jr, Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford both to me and to my late father expressing gratitude for our contributions to the “fight” for traditional values and the Republican “cause.” Been there, done that!
I spent my youth not only as part of the Republican Party but helping to organize the culture wars that have come near to destroying our country. I have worked with the very kind of people who are now the hard-core Republican right. But I have changed my views. I may not be one of them any longer, but I bring an insider’s knowledge to the table. Overlay a map of the states with the safe gerrymandered congressional districts that sent us the Tea Party Republicans hijacking our country and you’ll find it’s the same map by and large of the former slave states.”

His conversation with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson will include discussion of this commentary and the prosperity movement in America.

LIVE and CALL- In
914-338-1610

ABOUT Soul AFIRE

SOUL AFIRE with Dr. Matthew V. Johnson
A new and urgent broadcast experience . . .

“Spirit Matters Talk Radio”

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/truthworks

Soul Afire is a live talk radio program hosted by Dr. Matthew V. Johnson, Sr. The call-in program Inspires and Incites the personal spirit to come alive and reach for the fire within. Whether your life moves in the nests of tumbleweed against desert dryness or flows quietly in the sanctuary of lush foliage of a tropical riverbed, you live by the realm a claimed or neglected human spirit. Soul Afire is about the human Spirit and how it navigates Blackness. The program will feature Dr. Johnson’s weekly commentary, “Spirit Matters”.

From Matters of Religion to Matters of Politics…Spirit Matters… #Spirit Matters

ABOUT REVEREND DR. MATTHEW V. JOHNSON Matthew V. Johnson, Sr., is a graduate of Morehouse College and earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophical Theology from the University of Chicago. He has done post-graduate studies in Psychoanalysis and is a member in training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. In the ministry for thirty years, Dr. Johnson is the Pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd-Baptist located in Atlanta, GA.
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