Social Activists

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Despite the horrific racism he’d seen, suffered, and fought against, John Lewis never allowed his heart to be consumed by hate.

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“This important collection of voices of women who have changed—and are changing—the world gives inspiration to all who share their grief and vision.”

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“Despite his many travails and struggles, professional and personal—in relation to sexuality, class, ethnicity, and now ageism—Duberman acknowledges also his many successes in public as in

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“As its story unfolds from Kennedy to Johnson to Nixon, Silent Spring Revolution proves consistently captivating, and it takes its place alongside trilogy-mates The Wilderness

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“Dick Gregory was one of a kind, the genuine article.”

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Ancestors and forerunners show up in the annals of American literature more often than readers imagine.

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“He is that most American of species, the entirely self–made individual. There is nothing like him, never has been, and never will be.”

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“Perhaps the most important story is Webb’s own, as she shows that we are all imperfect people capable of creating a more perfect world.”

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“I didn’t start out with grievances against the world, but the world certainly seemed to have grievances against girls and women like me. . . .

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“The archetypal Valentine, summoned up for the person who has never met her, appears trousered, not merely trousered but actually cross-dressed, as she perceived herself, and this is how she remain

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“In this short, stunning work, with his inimitable use of language, Baldwin distills the essence of his pain and wisdom and points a way for our own time.”

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“[A] fascinating, beautifully written memoir . . .”

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Buses Are a Comin’ offers more than a tribute to the Freedom Riders and other activists who put their lives on the line in the face of segregationist massive resistance and stirre

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In 2017, at 28 years of age Gabrielle Korn was the youngest Editor-in-Chief of an independent international digital publication called Nylon; she knew herself to be “younger and gayer than

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According to Wikipedia, the Reverend Al Sharpton preached his first sermon at the age of four.

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“Thank you, Megan Rapinoe, for a book that is so courageously honest, thought-provoking, informative, and inspiring.

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The Dead Are Arising draws on decades of extensive and remarkably revealing interviews with a variety of noteworthy figures in Malcolm X’s life—both friends and enemies—to constru

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“Highly readable, A Traitor to His Species ably details the ‘uncomfortable debate about the proper balance between animal rights and human interests . . .’”

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The unifying thread in this thoughtful collection is being foreign in Palestine: Ajnabi or ajnabiya in Arabic.

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How can those who read this compelling story of courage, commitment, connection, and love not want to share it with others?”

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Hemingway and Ho Chi Minh did not meet in Paris. They briefly lived a short distance from each other on the Left Bank. This book is about how Paris affected them.

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“a well-researched, interesting and enjoyable biography of someone who really should be in the pantheon of feminist heroes . . .”

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“It is identity and power: unopposed even by dedicated dissidents.”

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