Tag Archive | Segregation

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Turmoil and Transition in Boston: A Political Memoir From The Busing Era by Lawrence DiCara

This was an interesting book for me to read, and that I’ve never spent a significant time in Boston, and don’t have any particular affiliation to it our interest in it. But, the book is about segregated busing and how the federal courts mandated the city of Boston to finally start integrating its busing system, […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Basketball Comes to Harlem: On the Shoulders of Giants, Volume 3 by Kareem Abdul – Jabbar

Former NBA great, and all time leading scorer in the NBA, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, does a masterful job in bringing us the history of one of the greatest basketball teams of all time, The Harlem Rens.  Playing in an era, where Blacks were not allowed to compete nor associate with whites, and were not allowed to […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave by Willie Lynch

This was an excellent read into the inside in goings-on of the slave trade, not only here in America, but also in European countries. Believe it or not, it was actually a man named, Willie Lynch, in which this letter is attributed to, as he went about to teach and train slaveholders on how to […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – The Race Beat: The Press, The Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff

This was truly a fantastic book! I always enjoy learning about things I don’t know much about already. I didn’t know that there was such a prevalence of black press newspapers/magazines back in the 30s/40s in the history of the United States. And the rift/differences that existed between the black press and the white press. […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Remembering Jim Crow by American RadioWorks

Jim Crow was in effect for about 80 years and affected everyone throughout the States, especially in the South. Here are a couple of examples pertaining to “State Law”. – North Carolina: school textbooks not to be interchangeable between white and black schools. – Mississippi: the marriage of a white person with a colored, Negro […]

James Donaldson’s Book Review – Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James Loewen

“Sundown towns” refer to cities and towns throughout America’s 20th century (to current) where racial discrimination remains at a very high-level. http://www.audible.com/pd/History/Sundown-Towns-Audiobook/B002V1BE10/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1416724882&sr=1-1  Most of them operated by tolerating the African-Americans and other minorities who may have frequented the towns during the day, but in essence, made life very difficult when the sun went down. Most […]


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