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Ms. Campbell was born in Atlanta Georgia; however, currently resides
in Detroit, Michigan. She received a degree from Duke University and
a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Campbell has
represented clients in both the state and federal court systems.
Besides being an attorney, she is the author of an excellent legal guide
written for African Americans, More Justice, More Peace: The Black Person's
Guide to the American Legal System.
From Library Journal
With racial profiling as her starting point, attorney Campbell addresses the
legal rights of African Americans and how they can make the system work for them.
This guide will empower family members, consumers, tenants, business owners,
voters, and more.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
An essential guide to making "the system" work in the reader's favor,
this book will arm African American employees, family members, consumers, tenants,
business owners, civil plaintiffs, voters, criminal suspects, prisoners, and
victims with legal information that will empower them to demand that those
in power respect and honor their rights, no matter how difficult their situation.
The American legal system was created by white men for white men, and therefore
it often fails to reflect and protect the values and interests of black men
and women. But over a century after slavery and decades after Jim Crow, African
Americans can now use this imperfect system to their advantage. The notion
of having rights is flawed; citizens truly have only those rights they choose
to exercise or claim, and this book will show them how to do so. top
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Martin Luther King Jr., Clayborne Carson
"I was born in the late twenties on the verge of the Great Depression, which
was to spread its disastrous arms into every corner of..."
Celebrated Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson is the director and
editor of the Martin Luther King Papers Project; with thousands of King's essays,
notes, letters, speeches, and sermons at his disposal, Carson has organized
King's writings into a posthumous autobiography. In an early student essay,
King prophetically penned: "We cannot have an enlightened democracy with
one great group living in ignorance.... We cannot have a nation orderly and
sound with one group so ground down and thwarted that it is almost forced into
unsocial attitudes and crime." Such statements, made throughout King's
career, are skillfully woven together into a coherent narrative of the quest
for social justice. The autobiography delves, for example, into the philosophical
training King received at Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and
Boston University, where he consolidated the teachings of Afro-American theologian
Benjamin Mays with the philosophies of Locke, Rousseau, Gandhi, and Thoreau.
Through King's voice, the reader intimately shares in his trials and triumphs,
including the Montgomery Boycott, the 1963 "I Have a Dream Speech," the
Selma March, and the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. In one of his last speeches, King
reminded his audience that "in the final analysis, God does not judge
us by the separate incidents or the separate mistakes that we make, but by
the total bent of our lives." Carson's skillful editing has created an
original argument in King's favor that draws directly from the source, illuminating
the circumstances of King's life without deifying his person. --Eugene Holley
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A professor of history and the noted author and editor of several books on
the civil rights struggle, Dr. Clayborne Carson was selected by the estate
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to edit and publish Dr. King's papers. Drawing
upon an unprecedented archive of King's own words--including unpublished
letters and diaries, as well as video footage and recordings--Dr. Carson
creates an unforgettable self-portrait of Dr. King. In his own vivid, compassionate
voice, here is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as student, minister, husband,
father, and world leader . . . as well as a rich, moving chronicle of a people
and a nation in the face of powerful--and still resonating--change. top
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by MALCOLM X
"would move. I am not sure why he made this decision, for he was not a frightened
Negro, as most then were, and many still..."
Malcolm X's searing memoir belongs on the small shelf of great autobiographies.
The reasons are many: the blistering honesty with which he recounts his
transformation from a bitter, self-destructive petty criminal into an articulate
political activist, the continued relevance of his militant analysis of
white racism, and his emphasis on self-respect and self-help for African
Americans. And there's the vividness with which he depicts black popular
culture--try as he might to criticize those lindy hops at Boston's Roseland
dance hall from the perspective of his Muslim faith, he can't help but
make them sound pretty wonderful. These are but a few examples. The Autobiography
of Malcolm X limns an archetypal journey from ignorance and despair to
knowledge and spiritual awakening. When Malcolm tells coauthor Alex Haley, "People
don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book," he
voices the central belief underpinning every attempt to set down a personal
story as an example for others. Although many believe his ethic was directly
opposed to Martin Luther King Jr.'s during the civil rights struggle of
the '60s, the two were not so different. Malcolm may have displayed a most
un-Christian distaste for loving his enemies, but he understood with King
that love of God and love of self are the necessary first steps on the
road to freedom. --Wendy Smith
If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and
the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X.
His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book
that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times.
"Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book."
TEH NEW YORKTIMES top of page