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A 4 page paper which examines the spiritual disciplines of Martin Luther King Jr.. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 5 page paper examines the life and works of DuBois. Specific ideas are discussed. Why the theorist was not recognized as a sociologist, and just as a theorist on race, is examined. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 10 page exploration of the interrelationship that exists between sociology and social work. Noting the work of such black pioneers in sociology as W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Cornel West, the author explains that from a very broad perspective, sociologists try to understand the mechanisms of human interaction and social workers try ...

A Look at Finding Fish

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper examines the life and times of Antwone Fisher as reflected by his autobiography entitled Finding Fish. The story involves a boy born to a young teenage mother imprisoned for murder. The triumph over insurmountable odds is what the book is all about. Bibliography lists 10 ...

This 5 page paper examines the life of this famous American. The paper explores major accomplishments as well as shortcomings of this civil rights activist. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 3 page paper which argues that Harriet Beecher Stowe was an activist through her work “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines W.E.B. Dubois’ “The Souls of Black Folks” from a conflict theory perspective. No additional sources cited.

Thoreau on Slavery

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page research paper that discusses the stance of Henry David Thoreau on slavery and how this stance coincides with this transcendental idealism. The writer argues that examination of this issue in Thoreau's life shows a slow evolution from passive resistance to open admiration for the action taken by violent abolitionists, such as Brown, ...

A 5 page paper which examines the thesis and success of presentation in Frederick Douglass’ “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.” Bibliography lists 4 additional sources.

A 6 page paper which compares and contrasts the “The New Negro” by Alain Locke and “Africa for Africans” by Marcus Garvey. No additional sources cited.

A 3 page review of William Ivy Hair’s work “Carnival of Fury: Robert Charles and the New Orleans Race Riot of 1900.” No additional sources cited.

Phillis Wheatley

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which compares and contrasts "To S.M. a Young African Painter on Seeing His Work" by Phillis Wheatley and "An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatley" by Jupiter Hammon. No additional sources cited.

Angela Davis

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which examines the impact on society made by Angela Davis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper examines this work by a former slave. The story involves a man named Solomon Norhtup who was kidnapped and sold into slavery during the mid-1800s. This memoir serves to relay a great deal of information about slavery. An overview of the work is provided. No additional sources ...

A. Phillip Randolph

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper that looks at the career of this African American leader. Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was the most significant civil rights leader to emerge from the labor movement (Stein, 1991). His name is not as well-known as that of Martin Luther King, however, Randolph was a principal motivator of his generation ...

A 10 page book review of a slim volume, consisting of just three chapters, Adam Fairclough's Teaching Equality presents a fair, reasoned and detailed look at the contributions of black educators to the cause of equality in during the Jim Crow era. This examination of his text offers a brief summary of each chapter. No ...

A 3 page paper which discusses why Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal woman. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper which discusses some of the aspects of suffering in “The Life of Gustavus Vassa” by Olaudah Equiano.” No additional sources cited.

A 3 page paper which examines the meaning of “double-consciousness” as presented by W.E.B. Du Bois. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper on Langston Hughes’ essay “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain.” No additional sources cited.

A 3 page paper which examines the emotional appeal of King in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. No additional sources cited.

A 3 page tutorial which discusses analyzing W.E.B. Du Bois’ perceptions of double-consciousness. Bibliography lists 1 source.

This 5 page paper examines two of his works: his speech about Vietnam, and his letter from the Birmingham Jail. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper which examines the notion of dreams and “train dancing” for the African Americans in relationship to the Great Migration and Harlem as seen in Toni Morrison’s “Jazz” and Alain Locke’s “The New Negro.” No additional sources cited.

Melvin B. Tolson

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which examines how Melvin B. Tolson was a very talented individual and yet never truly appreciated during his lifetime. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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