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Gee s Bend

Author : William Arnett
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This major book and museum exhibition will travel to seven American museums through 2008. Organized jointly by the Tinwood Alliance and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, in conjunction with the Gee's Bend Foundation, the exhibition will present 70 quilt masterpieces from the Alabama town.

Gee s Bend

Author : John Beardsley
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Since the 19th century, the women of Gee's Bend in southern Alabama have created stunning, vibrant quilts. Beautifully illustrated with 350 color illustrations, 30 black-and-white illustrations, and charts, Gee's Bend to Rehoboth is being�released in conjunction with a national exhibition tour including The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Leaving Gee s Bend

Author : Irene Latham
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Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but that doesn't mean she can't put in a good stitch. In fact, Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things are going wrong. But when Mama gets deathly ill, it doesn't seem like even quilting will help. Mama needs medicine badly—medicine that can only be found in Camden, over forty miles away. That's when Ludelphia decides to do something drastic—leave Gee's Bend. Beyond the cotton fields of her small sharecropping community, Ludelphia discovers a world she never imagined, but there's also danger lurking for a young girl on her own. Set in 1932 and inspired by the rich quilting traditions of Gee's Bend, Alabama, Leaving Gee's Bend is a delightful story of a young girl facing a brave new world, presented in a new paperback edition.

The Quilts of Gee s Bend

Author : John Beardsley
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Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world.

People Get Ready

Author : Bob Darden
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From Africa through the spirituals, from minstrel music through jubilee, and from traditional to contemporary gospel, "People Get Ready!" provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of this musical genre.

Families and Aging

Author : Patricia Drentea
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Patricia Drentea’s Families and Aging examines how the changing lifestyles and diversity of families of Americans will affect aging in later life. It explores the life course transitions that occur as individuals and families age, and considers how these social trends affect lives and society as a whole.

The Moses Quilt

Author : Kathi Macias
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The Moses Quilt bridges racial and generational divides as a young woman wrestles with difficult issues and finds answers from an unexpected source.

Stitchin and Pullin

Author : Patricia McKissack
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MOTHER AND DAUGHTER, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns—all the while stitchin’ and pullin’ thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she’s called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together—telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee’s Bend, and the story of her ancestors’ struggle for freedom.

Zoology Reprints and Separata Etc

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The American Magazine

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Alan Lomax Assistant in Charge

Author : Ronald D. Cohen
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Alan Lomax (1915–2002) began working for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936, first as a special and temporary assistant, then as the permanent Assistant in Charge, starting in June 1937, until he left in late 1942. He recorded such important musicians as Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jelly Roll Morton. A reading and examination of his letters from 1935 to 1945 reveal someone who led an extremely complex, fascinating, and creative life, mostly as a public employee. While Lomax is noted for his field recordings, these collected letters, many signed “Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge,” are a trove of information until now available only at the Library of Congress. They make it clear that Lomax was very interested in the commercial hillbilly, race, and even popular recordings of the 1920s and after. These letters serve as a way of understanding Lomax’s public and private life during some of his most productive and significant years. Lomax was one of the most stimulating and influential cultural workers of the twentieth century. Here he speaks for himself through his voluminous correspondence.

Blooms of Old Cahaba

Author : John B. Givhan
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Blooms of Old Cahaba is a compilation of six years of research and was inspired by the Givhan family history and Cahaba, the first capitol of Alabama and one of the greatest lost jewels of the Old South. From the years of flourish, before the Civil War, affluent Cahaba was widely celebrated all over the world for its rich bounty and the finest cotton land known to civilized man. Blooms of Old Cahaba consists of something for everyonestories from the Old South, passed down from many generations of family and friends and told as correctly as can be for hearsay through the years. It contains excerpts from the diary of a Civil War soldier who was fighting in Wilsons Raid in Selma, Alabama while writing his storya first-hand account and much more. You will understand how our history affects the current generation through the eyes of a young man leaving his childhood for college but not before he comprehends his past. Blooms of Old Cahaba holds many documents and artifacts including diaries and wills, awards, and commendations of the Givhan family from early 1800s and includes many other historical documents and facts, all rolled together in an intriguing novel that takes you time traveling from before the Civil War into modern day.

The Emergence of Black English

Author : Guy Bailey
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Debate over the evolution of Black English Vernacular (BEV) has permeated Afro-American studies, creole linguistics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics for a quarter of a century with little sign of a satisfactory resolution, primarily because evidence that bears directly on the earlier stages of BEV is sparse. This book brings together 11 transcripts of mechanical recordings of interviews with former slaves born well over a century ago. It attempts to make this crucial source of data as widely known as possible and to explore its importance for the study of Black English Vernacular in view of various problems of textual composition and interpretation. It does so by providing a complete description of the contents of the recordings, by providing transcripts of most of the contents, and by publishing a group of interpretive essays which examine the data in the light of other relevant historical, cultural, social, and linguistic evidence and which provide contexts for interpretation and analysis. In these essays a group of diverse scholars on BEV analyze the same texts for the first time; the lack of consensus that emerges may seem surprising, but in fact highlights some of the basic problems of textual composition and interpretation and of scholarly dispositions that underlie the study of BEV. The papers raise crucial questions about the evolution of BEV, about its relationship to other varieties, and, most important, about the construction and interpretation of linguistic texts.

Mary Lee Bendolph Gee s Bend Quilts and Beyond

Author : Joanne Cubbs
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The exhibition focuses on the quilts of Mary Lee Bendolph, and includes quilts by her mother Aolar Mosely, daughter Essie Bendolph Pettway, and daughter-in-law Louisiana P. Bendolph, found-object sculpture and assemblage by Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley, and intaglio prints by Mary Lee and Louisiana Bendolph.

In Peace and Freedom

Author : Bernard LaFayetteJr.
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Bernard LaFayette Jr. (b. 1940) was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the national coordinator of the Poor People's Campaign. At the young age of twenty-two, he assumed the directorship of the Alabama Voter Registration Project in Selma—a city that had previously been removed from the organization's list due to the dangers of operating there. In this electrifying memoir, written with Kathryn Lee Johnson, LaFayette shares the inspiring story of his years in Selma. When he arrived in 1963, Selma was a small, quiet, rural town. By 1965, it had made its mark in history and was nationally recognized as a battleground in the fight for racial equality and the site of one of the most important victories for social change in our nation. LaFayette was one of the primary organizers of the 1965 Selma voting rights movement and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches, and he relates his experiences of these historic initiatives in close detail. Today, as the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is still questioned, citizens, students, and scholars alike will want to look to this book as a guide. Important, compelling, and powerful, In Peace and Freedom presents a necessary perspective on the civil rights movement in the 1960s from one of its greatest leaders.

The Freedom Quilting Bee

Author : Nancy Callahan
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The original book on the renowned Freedom quilters of Gee's Bend. In December of 1965, the year of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, a white Episcopal priest driving through a desperately poor, primarily black section of Wilcox County found himself at a great bend of the Alabama River. He noticed a cabin clothesline from which were hanging three magnificent quilts unlike any he had ever seen. They were of strong, bold colors in original, op-art patterns—the same art style then fashionable in New York City and other cultural centers. An idea was born and within weeks took on life, in the form of the Freedom Quilting Bee, a handcraft cooperative of black women artisans who would become acclaimed throughout the nation. "The author expertly weaves the history, the hardships of poor blacks in a downtrodden racist society and the economics of the long struggle to become self-sufficient. Callahan proves she can handle a complex, multi-charactered, significant piece of Southern history." —Atlanta Constitution

The Pony Rider Boys in Montana

Author : Frank Gee Patchin
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Tad's left hand joined his right in closing over his adversary's wrist. He whirled sharply, bringing Bob's left arm over his adversary's shoulder. Then something happened that made the cowmen gasp with astonishment. The slender lad lifted the big mountain boy clear of the ground, hurled him over his head, and still clinging to the wrist, brought him down with a smashing jolt, flat on his back in the middle of the village street.

The Kedge anchor Or Young Sailors Assistant

Author : William N. Brady
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The Kedge Anchor Or Young Sailors Assistant

Author : W. N. Brady
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The Kedge anchor

Author : William N. Brady
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