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On Display at Clarkston: Display -- October 2012

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

October -- 2012

Melissa Fay Greene

Glawe, Amelia
Praying for Sheetrock: Melissa Faye Greene

Your guide to information about many topics related to Melissa Faye Greene's Praying for Sheetrock and G PC Reads. There are event listings, author links, and suggestions for further reading on the Civil Rights Movement, McIntosh County, and other topics.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Greene, Melissa Fay
Melissa Fay Greene
Melissa Fay Greene

Describes and promotes Melissa Faye Greene and her books and articles. A blog offers book-related articles, but does not receive frequent updates.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Praying for Sheetrock

McIntosh County

Darien Communications

The latest news, events, photos & classifieds from the Darien Tel area.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Profile for McIntosh County and Profile of Darien, Georgia

Population, geographic, income info, as well as more general facts about local industry and attractions await you at these sites.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

United States Census
USA Counties
United States Department of Commerce.

USA Counties features over 6,600 data items for the United States, States and counties from a variety of sources. Files include data published for 2010 population as well as many other items from the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, the 1990 census, the 1980 census and the 2007, 2002, 1997, and 1992 economic censuses.

Civil Rights

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) documents the struggle of African-American citizens in Birmingham to becoming full participants in the city's government and business community.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights
National Center for Civil and Human Rights

[The Center] will present the evolving global human rights story and commemorate the historical struggle for African-American equality--the lessons and strategies of which are embraced every day by groups striving for freedom.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Smithsonian Institution

A place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.

Gospel Music

Anen Gospel

Offers news on artists and albums as well as a community where gospel fans can gather, and links to social media.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Black Gospel Music

Provides news on the latest releases, hottest and up and coming artists, and articles on using gospel music in church services, and living a conservative Christian life. There is even a live streaming, gospel radio station, and free sound samples for many of the albums and tracks.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Gospel Music

This site offers news of the gospel music World, sample tracks by artists, in depth internviews with gospel personalities, and links to videos. Note: the blue links on the silver bar near the top of the page do not work.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

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GP C Reads Praying for Sheetrock

Photo Credit -- Trent's Photography @ Flickr .

In the fall of 2012, the GP C Community read Melissa Fay Greene's Praying for Sheetrock. This display offers links to books, music on CD, and newspaper articles on microfilm. It celebrates Ms. Greene's writing as well as the Civil Rights movement, gospel music, and life in and around McIntosh County.

Books by Melissa Fay Greene

Greene, Meliisa Fay.
Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1992.
Call Number: HN79 .G42 M354 1992

Relates the events in McIntosh County, Georgia, when the first Black man was elected as a county commissioner.

Greene, Melissa Fay.
Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 2004.
Call Number:Dunwoody TN806 .C2 G74 2004

If every great writer has one tale of peril, heroism, and survival, Last Man Out is Melissa Fay Greene's. Using long-lost stories and interviews with survivors, Greene has reconstructed the drama of their struggle to stay alive.

Greene, Melissa Fay.
No Biking in the House without a Helmet. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2011.
Call Number: HV874.82 .G75 A3 2011

With four children of their own, Atlanta journalist Greene (There Is No Me Without You) and her husband, a criminal defense attorney, gradually adopted five more--one from Bulgaria and four from Ethiopia--to create a roiling, largehearted family unit.

Greene, Melissa Fay.
The Temple Bombing. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1997.
Call Number: F294 .A89 J536 1997

Finalist for the National Book Award, The Temple Bombing is the brilliant and moving examination of one town that came together in the face of hatred, a book that rescues a slice of the civil rights era whose lessons still resonate nearly fifty years after that fateful fall day.

Greene, Melissa Fay.
There is no me Without you: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children. New York: Bllomsbury, 2006.
Call Number:HV1344.5 .Z8 A334 2006

There Is No Me Without You is the story of Haregewoin Tefarra, a middle-aged Ethiopian woman of modest means whose home has become a refuge for hundreds of children orphaned by AIDS.

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Gospel Music on CD

The Great Ladies of Gospel. Liquid 8 Records, 2003. CD.
Call Number: CD MR5 .G798.32

The first ladies' rich, powerful, sweet voices encourage, lift, and soothe with sixteen gospel tracks.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer.

Williams, Lee et. al.
Gospel Superstars SoulLink Live 2. Gospel Superstars SoulLink Live 2. MCG Records, 2005. CD.
Call Number:CD MR5 .G696

Fourteen Songs by the Williams Brothers and friends, create a sampler of gospel sounds.
Source:Eileen H. Kramer

Winans, BeBe
Dream. Epic, 2005. CD.
Call Number: CD MR4 .W71 Dr4Vo

Gospel meets rhythm and blues, and the songs shine with a rich love of God.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

WOWhits 2007: 30 of the Year's Top Christian Artists and Hits. EMI Christian Music Group, 2006. CD.
Call Number: CD MR5 .W92

WOW Hits 2007 is the definitive collection of the year's top Christian artists and hits on two CDs.

WOWhits 2008: 30 of the Year's Top Christian Artists and Hits. EMI Christian Music Group, 2007. CD.
Call Number: CD MR5 .W92.2

The most in-demand record of the year is back WOW Hits 2008 A 2 CD set of the year’s top Christian artists and songs.

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Melissa Fay Greene  Sheriff Thomas H. Poppell  Route 17: the road through McIntosh County

Civil Rights and Rural Georgia

Davis, Jingle. "McIntosh Sherriff Tom Poppell Dies at 58."
Atlanta Constitution August 16, 1979: 1A, 23A. Microfilm. Copy temporarily available at the JCLRC Reference Desk.

Details the life and allegations of corruption against long-time MacIntosh County Sherriff, Tom Poppell.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Hopkins, Sam and Keeler McCartney. "GBI, FBI Swoop Down on McIntosh."
Atlanta Constitution. October 17, 1975: 1A. Microfilm. Copy temporarily available at the JCLRC Reference Desk.

Recounts drug raids by state and federal police that occured in McIntosh County due to ineffective, local law enforcement.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Houck, Davis W. and David E. Dixon.
Rhetoric, Religion, and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2006.
Call Number: E185.61 .R48 2006

The Civil Rights Movement succeeded in large measure because of rhetorical appeals grounded in the Judeo-Christian religion. While movement leaders often used America's founding documents and ideals to depict Jim Crow's contradictory ways, the language and lessons of both the Old and New Testaments were often brought to bear on many civil rights events and issues, from local desegregation to national policy matters. This volume chronicles how national movement leaders and local activists moved a nation to live up to the Biblical ideals it often professed but infrequently practiced.

Novotny, Patrick
This Georgia Rising: Education, Civil Rights, and the Politics of Change in Georgia in the 1940's. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2007.
Call Number: F291 .N685 2007

This Georgia Rising is a study of Georgia’s political changes in the decade of the Second World War and in the postwar years of the 1940s. Georgia’s political establishment underwent challenges in the 1940s in everything from Georgians defending the state’s university system from attacks by Governor Eugene Talmadge to challenges by Georgia’s larger cities and towns to the state’s county unit system to the early postwar stirrings of the modern civil rights movement.

Rhyne, Nancy.
Touring the Coastal Georgia Backroads. Winston-Salem, NC: J.F. Blair, 1994.
Call Number: F284.3 .R48 1994

Discover Georgia's hidden history among its back roads, old cities, Okeefenokee Swamp, and Golden Isles.
Source: Eileen H. Kramer

Smith, Jessie Carney and Linda T. Wynn.
Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience. Canton, MI: Visible Ink Press, 2009.
Call Number: E185.61 .F8396 2009

Presents more than four hundred stories covering events, places, and people pertinent to the history of the African American struggle for civil rights.

Wexler, Sanford.
The Civil Rights Movement: an Eyewitness History. New York: Facts on File, 1993.
Call Number: E185.61 .W548 1993

Uses speeches, articles, and other writings of those involved to trace the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, primarily from 1954 to 1965.

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Melissa Fay Greene  Bebe Winans -- Dream

Gospel Music and the African American Church

African American Heritage Hymnal. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2001.
Call Number: M2117 .A47 2001

Eight years of inspired work by a committee of more than 30 musicians and pastors, all leaders in African American worship and gospel music, have resulted in this compendium representing the common repertoire of African American churches across the United States.

Boyer, Horace Clarence and Lloyd Yearwood.
. How Sweet the Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel. Washington, DC: Elliott & Clark, 1995.
Call Number: ML3187 .B69 1995

Former professional gospel singer Boyer makes an absorbing contribution to the rather meager popular literature on African American gospel music.

Heilbut, Anthony.
The Gospel Sound: Good news and Bad Times. New York: Limelight Editions, 1997.
Call Number: ML3187 .H44 1997

Spotlights the careers of the gospel singers who have made a distinctive contribution to the world of music.

Warren, Gwendolin Sims.
. Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit: 101 Best-loved Psalms, Gospel Hymns, and Spirital Songs of the African-American Church. New York: Henry Hold and Co., 1997.
Call Number: M2117 .E94 1997

Each song/hymn followed by commentary. Some presented as unacc. melodies; some with acc. and/or chord symbols.

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There is no Me Without You
No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

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