While the World Watched

A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement


Author: Carolyn McKinstry

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414352992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of her friends in the girl’s restroom she had just exited. It was one of the seminal moments in the Civil Rights movement, a sad day in American history . . . and the turning point in a young girl’s life. While the World Watched is a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of life in the Jim Crow South: from the bombings, riots, and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that characterized the Civil Rights movement. A uniquely moving exploration of how racial relations have evolved over the past 5 decades, While the World Watched is an incredible testament to how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go.

Word and Power Church Pb

What Happens When a Church Seeks All God Has to Offer


Author: Douglas Banister

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310242673

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3726

This is a ground-breaking work by Pastor Doug Banister about why and how the walls between evangelicals and charismatics can come down in the setting of a 'Word and Power' church, and a blueprint for making it happen.



Author: Michael O'Malley

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6673

Focusing on the period from 1820 to 1920, Keeping Watch details the far-reaching changes in American society brought about by the transition from natural to mechanical sources of time - from farmers' almanacs and religious formulations of time to regional time zones, synchronized watches, and factory punch clocks. Michael O'Malley shows how the pressures of industrialization, the emergence of the telegraph, and the spread of railroads led to a demand for uniform, consistent schedules. Chronicling particular communities' resistance to standard time and, later, daylight saving time, Keeping Watch also examines the cut-and-paste manipulation of "real time" in motion pictures. The cumulative impact of these technological changes, O'Malley argues, was momentous, creating a harsher ethic of punctuality and an unprecedented degree of labor regimentation.



Author: Frederick Ira Ordway,Randy Liebermann,Ben Bova

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781560980735

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 3089

Traces the history of people's fantasies of space travel, from cave drawings, to the the Apollo II moon landing, and beyond, with contributing thoughts from astronauts, historians, science fiction writers, and scientists.

This Winged World

An Anthology of Aviation Fiction


Author: Thomas Collison

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aeronautics in literature

Page: 520

View: 1632

Things I've Learned from Watching the Browns


Author: Terry Pluto

Publisher: Gray & Company

ISBN: 1598510657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

View: 7330

Cleveland's top sportswriter Terry Pluto wonders why, 66 long years after their team's last championship, despite a relentless pattern of heartbreak, teasing, and more heartbreak, capped with a decade of utter futility, fans still stick with the Cleveland Browns. Nobody's in a better position than Pluto to learn why: He gets a daily barraged of emails from readers letting their hearts bleed out, orange and brown. For this book he asked, and they told him, What is it about this team that makes you love them, hate them, and keep coming back for more? Covering the Browns from 1965 through present day, it includes stories from fans and former Browns players, as well as Pluto's expert analysis. It does for Cleveland football what Pluto's classic book about the Indians, "The Curse of Rocky Colavito," did for Cleveland baseball: It won't make the pain go away, but it might help you remember why it's worth enduring.

The YWCA Magazine

National Magazine for the Young Women's Christian Association of the United States of America


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: N.A

View: 8474

Culture, Power, and Difference

Discourse Analysis in South Africa


Author: Ann Levett

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856494724

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

View: 2442

What can discourse analysis offer to the better understanding of power and change in South Africa? Discourse perspectives have emerged as a means of addressing the structuring effects of language. This unique book shows how they can provide a framework for critical intervention and radical political engagement. The contributors focus in turn on the process of dismantling apartheid, of issues of gender and sexuality in popular culture, everyday talk and counselling practice, of methodological issues arising from this mode of analysis in South Africa, and finally the wider context of using these perspectives for supporting change.