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On Display at Clarkston: 2021

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

February 2021

Keisha Lance Bottoms -- In Her Own Words

Fleming, Leah, and Taylor Gantt.
  "Keisha Lance Bottoms On Her Priorities As Atlanta's Next Mayor."
Georgia Public Broadcasting

Interview with Mayor Bottoms in which she discusses a close and contested election and her priorities for infrastructure, equality, economic development, and a possible next recession.
Eileen H. Kramer

Guthrie, Savannah.
"Keisha Lance Bottoms, who Last Week Delivered a Powerful Message to Her Community, Not Just as the City Leader but Also as a Mother."
Today Show (NBC)
News & Newspapers

Interview with Keisha Lance Bottoms during the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Atlanta.
Eileen H. Kramer

"Keisha Lance-Bottoms"

Atlanta's mayor's (as of Feburary 12, 2021) appearances on a variety of C-Span programs. Includes videos in which she discusses a response to Coronavirus, President Joe Biden, and more.
Eileen H. Kramer

About Keisha Lance-Bottoms

Hurt, Emma.
"Who Is Keisha Lance Bottoms, One Of Biden's Potential Running Mates?"
Georgia Public Broadcasting

Discusses Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom's character and qualifications as a potential Vice Presidential Candidate. Touches on her biography, her early support for Joe Biden, her forward-facing disclosure of a positive Coronavirus test, and her impassioned plea to rioters to go home.
Eileen H. Kramer

"Meet the Mayor."
City of Atlanta.
Archived version of site.
Offers highlights of Keisha Lance Bottoms life, including her education, awards, and political background. Also includes a professional head shot.
Eileen H. Kramer

Vick, Karl.
"Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Took the National Stage In One Galvanizing Moment."
Time Magazine.
Academic Search Complete

The article discusses the political leadership and actions of Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms when anti-racist protesters vandalized the city. Also cited are the accomplishments of Bottoms in the area of criminal justice like hiking police pay by 30% and reducing mass incarceration, and her possible selection as vice presidential candidate for the Democratic party.
Academic Search Complete.

Raphael Warnock from Ebenezer Baptist Church

The Civil Rights Movement

Browne-Marshall, Gloria J. The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Call # Law Library JK1924 .B76 2016
The Voting Rights War tells the story of the ongoing struggle to achieve voting equality through 100 years of work by the NAACP at the Supreme Court. From Plessy v. Ferguson through today's conflicts around voter suppression, the book highlights the challenges facing African American voters and the work of the NAACP.

Lowery, Joseph E. Singing the Lord's Song: In a Strange Land.
Abingdon, 2011.
Call # E185.97.L85 A3 2011
From the earliest meetings of the Civil Rights Movement to offering the benediction for the first African American President of the United States, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery has been an eyewitness to some of the most significant events in our history. But, more important, he has been a voice that speaks truth to power--inspiring change that moves us forward.

Vivian, C.T. Black Power and the American Myth.
Fortress, 2011.
Call # Atlanta E185.61 .V73
The civil rights struggle that began when Rosa Parks, a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, decided to sit in the front of a bus has deeply altered American society and the American conscience. Yet from several perspectives, that movement has resulted in failure. The Black struggle for independence is more of an uphill climb than ever.

Your Face Soon

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John Lewis.

Stacey Abrams.

To see past Clarkston library displays, please visit the Display Archives.

Keisha Lance Bottoms. I hope this fits.
Divided Mind
Singing the Lord's Song
Across that Bridge

History has its Eyes on You

Atlanta is home to the famous Civil Rights icon, Congressperson, author, and legend, the late, John Lewis, but the struggle for racial justice and equity continues today with former State House Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams; recently elected Senator Raphael Warnock; and Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, and more.

History's Eyes are Upon You

This display shines the spotlight on these four luninaries as well as on the Civil Rights movement and SNCC (Student nonViolent Coordinating Committee). There are some books, podcasts, web pages.

John Lewis -- In His Own Words

"American Experience; Freedom Riders; Interview with John Lewis," 3 Parts.
WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Ninty minute interview in which the late Congressperson John Lewis describes what it was like to be a Freedom Rider in the segregated South.
Eileen H. Kramer

Lewis, John. Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.
Hyperion, 2012.
Call # Dunwoody E840.8.L43 A3 2012
Sharing stories, life lessons, and reflections on moments that challenged his commitment to his virtues, a civil rights icon presents his philosophy on living courageously and with purpose to create a new America.

Lewis John.
"John Lewis' Last Words."
Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  30 July, 2020

An essay Congressman John Lewis wrote days before he died and which he wanted the newspaper to publish on the day of his funeral.
Eileen H. Kramer

Lewis, John, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. March.&nbs;3 Volumes.
Top Shelf Productions, 2013.
Call # E840.8.L43 A3 2013
This graphic novel trilogy is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book one spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Lewis, John, and Michael. D'Orso. Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement.
Harcourt Brace, 1999.
Call # Dunwoody E840.8.L43 A3 1999
The son of an Alabama sharecropper, and now a sixth-term United States Congressman, John Lewis has led an extraordinary life, one that found him at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in the late '50s and '60s. As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lewis was present at all the major battlefields of the movement. Arrested more than forty times and severely beaten on several occasions, he was one of the youngest yet most courageous leaders. Walking with the Wind offers rare insight into the movement and the personalities of all the civil rights leaders-what was happening behind the scenes, the infighting, struggles, and triumphs. Lewis takes us from the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he led more than five hundred marchers on what became known as "Bloody Sunday."

Meacham, Jon, and John Lewis. His Truth Is Marching on: John Lewis and the Power of Hope.
Random House, 2020.
Call # Atlanta E840.8.L43 M43 2020
John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a visionary and a man of faith. Using intimate interviews with Lewis and his family and deep research into the history of the civil rights movement, Meacham writes of how the activist and leader was inspired by the Bible, his mother's unbreakable spirit, his sharecropper father's tireless ambition, and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr. A believer in hope above all else, Lewis learned from a young age that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality.

United States Congress.
"Representative John Lewis."

An extensive list of the many pieces of legislation that the late Congressperson John Lewis sponsored throughout his twenty-three year career.
Eileen H. Kramer

Picture of John Lewis

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About John Lewis

Hallerman, Tamar.
"John Lewis, Civil Rights Hero, Georgia Congressman, Dies at 80." Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 17 July, 2020.

Celebrates John Lewis' lifelong battle for Civil Rights and equality.
Eileen H. Kramer

"John Lewis"
Digital SNCC Gateway.

Features a detailed description of the late, Congressman John Lewis' time as a freedom rider, and eventual leader of SNCC. Lewis was a theology student in Tenessee when he received training in nonviolent civil disobedience, and he risked his life attempting to cross the Pettus bridge in Alabama as part of a voting rights protest.
Eileen H. Kramer

Seelye, Katharine Q.
"John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon and Congressman, Dies at 80: [Biography]."
New York Times 19 July 2020.
ProQuest New York Times.

Offers a long and detailed biography of Congressman John Lewis as part of his obituary.
Eileen H. Kramer

Stacey Abrams -- In Her Own Words

Abrams, Stacey. Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change.
Henry Holt, 2018.
Call # Dunwoody Browsing Collection
In Minority Leader, Stacey combines aspects of memoir with real-world advice for women and people of color, offering hard-won insights for navigating worlds that, until now, were largely the territory of white men alone. Stacey encourages her readers both to leverage otherness to their advantage and to recognize their own underlying feelings of unworthiness and legitimate fears. Sure, networking helps, but so do well-chosen mentors, thoughtful self-advocacy, and, above all, pinpointing one's genuine passions. Stacey applies her lessons to the recent graduate taking her big idea to the startup level, the Latino city councilman eyeing the mayor's office, and the young assistant navigating her way to a higher position. There is precious little such wisdom out there. Stacey is determined to change that.

Abrams, Stacey. Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America.
Henry Holt, 2020.
Call # Atlanta JK1994 .A37 2020
Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity-who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are in our modern politics, citizens are harmed in overt, subtle, and even personal ways. Stacey Abrams experienced the effects firsthand, running one of the most unconventional races in modern politics as the Democratic nominee for the governorship in Georgia and the first black woman major party nominee in American history. Abrams did not become governor, but she will not concede. And the reason she won't is because democracy failed voters. However, fixing suppression isn't enough unless we understand how it works and how identity plays a pivotal role.

Abrams, Stacey.
"Stacey Abrams: How Can Your Response to a Setback Influence Your Future?"
TED Radio Hour.

Stacey Abrams' journey in politics has taught her a lot about life. Her greatest lessons, she says, have come from the setbacks she has experienced along the way.
How Can Your Response to a Setback Influence Your Future?

Fair Fight, & Fair Fight Action.
Fair Fight.
Fair Fight.

We promote fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications.

Wilson, Lori, WSB-TV, and WSB-TV News Staff.
"brams ‘Deeply Proud’ of Georgia Turning Blue but says Work Isn’t Done Yet"

In an interview with reporter, Lori Wilson, Stacey Abrams recounts the three year effort to stoke the voter turnout that turned Georgia "blue."
Eileen H. Kramer

Raphael Warnock

About Stacey Abrams

Fowler, Stephan
"Stacey Abrams Wants A ‘Fair Fight’ For Georgia’s Next Election."
Georgia Public Broadcasting.

In the wake of her defeat to Brian Kemp in 2018, Stacey Abrams refused to concede and instead launched Fair Fight, an organiation dedicated to improving election fairness and getting out the vote.
Eileen H. Kramer

Hurt, Emma.
"Trump Hasn't Conceded Georgia. Neither Did Stacey Abrams. What Changed?" Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Compares Stacey Abrams refusal to concede the 2018, gubernatorial election to President Trump’s refusal to concede in 2020, and reveals that Ms. Abrams refusal had acompletely different motive behind it.
Eileen H Kramer

Keisha Lance Bottoms giving her TED talk

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Raphael Warnock -- In His Own Words

Elliot, Richard.
"Sen. Warnock says he’ll be an ‘Impartial Juror’ in 2nd Impeachment Trial of President Donald Trump."

Interview with newly elected Senator Raphael Warnock a week prior to President Trump’s second impeachment trial.
Eileen H. Kramer

Warnock, Raphael G. The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness.
NYU Press, 2014.
Call # Georgia Southern University BR563.N4 W28 2014
or decades the black church and black theology have held each other at arm's length. Black theology has emphasized the role of Christian faith in addressing racism and other forms of oppression, arguing that Jesus urged his disciples to seek the freedom of all peoples. Meanwhile, the black church, even when focused on social concerns, has often emphasized personal piety rather than social protest.With the rising influence of conservative evangelicalism, biblical fundamentalism, and the prosperity gospel, the divide has become even more pronounced. In The Divided Mind of the Black Church, Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the Reverend Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr., traces the historical significance of the rise and development of black theology as an important conversation partner for the black church.

About Raphael Warnock

Dreier, Natalie, and Cox Media Group National Content Desk.
"Who is Senator-elect Raphael Warnock? Here are 5 Things to Know."

Details Reverend Warnock’s major accomplishments and political experience in five bite-size pieces.
Eileen H. Kramer

Gehring, John.
"Warnock's Way." Commonweal.
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The article reports on the African American churches and progressive religious activism took center stage, helping make Rev. Raphael Warnock—the son of a sharecropper who grew up in public housing, the state's first Black senator.
Academic Search Complete.

"Our Pastor: Ebenezer Baptist Church."
Ebenezer Baptist Church.

A biography of now-Senator Warnock that includes his education, awards, honors, and photographs.
Eileen H. Kramer

Warnock for Georgia.
Reverend Raphael Warnock for US Senate.
Warnock for Georgia.

A gold and navy campaign web site that features a biograph of now-Senator Warnock that includes details about his early life. Also features his stands on voting rights, Covid relief, universal health care, and more.
Eileen H. Kramer

Stacey Abrams, Wikipeia picture

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