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Wilkins, Roger W. 1932-2017

Overview
Works: 44 works in 85 publications in 1 language and 5,692 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Internet videos  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Oral histories  Educational films 
Roles: Interviewee, Author, Host
Classifications: E185.97.K5, 323.092
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Most widely held works by Roger W Wilkins
Citizen King : 1963-1968 by PBS Home Video( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen King, a two-hour documentary from acclaimed film-makers Orlando Bagwell and Noland Walker, explores the last five years in the life of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Personal recollections and eyewitness accounts of friends, movement associates, journalists, law enforcement officers, and historians illuminate this little-known chapter in the story of America's most influential moral leader in the 20th century
Quiet riots : race and poverty in the United States by Fred R Harris( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book grew out of the national conference "The Kerner Commission: Twenty Years Later." The Kerner Commission found in its 1968 Report that America was moving toward two separate and unequal societies, divided along racial lines, and that major efforts to combat poverty, unemployment, and racism were mandated. The essays in this book examine the persistence of racial and economic inequalities in American society. The book is divided into four parts. Part I, "The Kerner Reports of 1968," includes the following chapters: (1) "The 1967 Riots and the Kerner Commission" (Fred R. Harris); and (2) "The Kerner Report: a Journalist's View" (John Herbers). Part ii, "Today's Worsened Poverty," includes the following chapters: (3) "Poverty Is Still With Us--and Worse" (David Hamilton); and (4) "Blacks, Hispanics, American Indians, and Poverty--and What Worked" (Gary D. Sandefur). Part iii, "a Growing Urban Underclass," includes the following chapters: (5) "The Persistence of Urban Poverty" (Terry K. Adams and others); (6) "Separate Societies: Have the Kerner Warnings Come True?" (Gary Orfield); and (7) "The Ghetto Underclass and the Changing Structure of Urban Poverty" (William Julius Wilson and others). Part iv, "Conclusions and Recommendations," includes the following chapters: (8) "Thomas Jefferson, the Kerner Commission, and the Retreat of Folly" (Lynn A. Curtis); and (9) "Race and Poverty in the United States--and What Should Be Done," the report of the 1988 Commission on the States. Notes and sources, information on the contributors, and an index are appended. The book includes statistical information on 19 tables and five figures. (Af)
Throwaway people( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the economic, social and political forces that have produced the Black American underclass in Shaw, a crime-ridden neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Observes that, following the Civil Rights legislation of the 1960s and the riots of 1968, the stable Black middle class moved out of the area. Explores the following themes: economic decline, addiction to crack and other drugs, lawlessness, teen-age pregancy, and the long and desperate search for employment on the part of those without specialised skills
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Roger Wilkins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and professor Roger Wilkins was born on March 25, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri. Wilkins attended the University of Michigan, receiving his B.A. degree in 1953, his J.D. degree in 1956, interning with Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund. Wilkins worked for USAID, then as assistant attorney general under President Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1972, Wilkins began writing for the editorial page of The Washington Post just as the Watergate scandal was breaking. His critically informed editorials about the issues leading up to President Richard Nixon's resignation won him a shared Pulitzer Prize. He moved to The New York Times, serving as the first African American on its editorial board as well as a columnist. Wilkins became a history professor at George Mason University and the publisher of the NAACP's journal, Crisis. He authored several books, including Jefferson's Pillow. He passed away on March 26, 2017
Keeping the faith( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Black church in America as a source of Black heritage and cultural identity, a wellspring of social and political action, and a refuge for impoverished urban blacks. Shows how two Black churches in Chicago, one with a middle class congregation and one serving the inner-city oor, balance the spiritual needs of their members with their mission of addressing the social and economic problems facing many disadvantaged Black Americans
The Civil War and Black Americans by Roger W Wilkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson's pillow : the Founding Fathers and the dilemma of Black patriotism by Roger W Wilkins( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilkins examines the lives of the founding fathers to discover how, "race and slavery still impede our progress."
A man's life : an autobiography by Roger W Wilkins( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conversation with David Halberstam by David Halberstam( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist and author David Halberstam is interviewed about his book The Children
Future of the American negro by Roger W Wilkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breach of peace : portraits of the 1961 Mississippi freedom riders by Eric Etheridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features mug shots and personal details for more than eighty people who were arrested and convicted for challenging pre-civil rights Mississippi's segregation laws, in a volume that includes interviews with former Freedom Riders
News coverage of multiracial communities( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel discussion sponsored by the Freedom Forum. Panel members Pedro Aviles, Barbara Reynolds, Tony Snow and Roger Wilkins debate how multiracial communities are treated in the media
Jefferson's pillow : the founding fathers and the dilemma of black patriotism by Roger W Wilkins( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Roger Wilkins discusses his book, Jefferson's pillow: the founding fathers and the dilemma of Black patriotism, with host Brian Lamb. He talks about the book's focus on the conflicted attitudes towards race and freedom held by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Mason and about his own career as a Black journalist and educator
The urban struggle for power : Introduced by William Ryan( Recording )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roger Wilkins and Sargent Shriver discuss the political struggle for social change in American cities. Recorded at Columbia, Berkeley, March 2, 1963."
Celebrating pioneers standing on the shoulders from the past( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poster in shades of brown with small portraits of ten African American people. From left to right, the top row shows: Dr. Keith Black, Dr. Ida Stephens Owens, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Mary Elizabeth Mahoney, Dr. Ernest Everett Just; and the bottom row shows: Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Dr. David Satcher, Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb, Dr. Charles Drew, and Dr. Ruth Ella Moore
Jefferson's pillow :bthe Founding Fathers and the dilemma of Black patriotism by Roger W Wilkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Civil rights in the 80s by Roger W Wilkins( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Says that while Black America has changed dramatically over the past several decades, Blacks may right now be in the worst situation they have seen in the past 40 years. Contrasts conditions now with those in the time of segregation in terms of isolation, of hostility towards and pressure on the Black community, domestic government program cuts, poverty, unemployment, family situations and affirmative action. Sponsored by the Joint Center for Political Studies
David Halberstam, editor, "Defining a nation"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Panelists discuss the book "Defining a Nation: Our America and the Sources of its Strength." Contributor/editor David Halberstam and contributors Amy Chua and Roger Wilkins talk about some of the topics in the book, including race, immigration, civil rights, automobiles, and the Vietnam War
Roger W. Wilkins papers by Roger W Wilkins( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

2002 NIH annual African American history month observance by Roger W Wilkins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(CIT): The theme for the observance will be "Celebrating Pioneers - Standing on the Shoulders From the Past." Roger Wilkins, LL. B., writer, historian, and civil rights activist, will serve as the keynote speaker. He has a distinguished journalism career and has written for both the New York Times and The Washington Post. While on the editorial page staff of The Washington Post, he shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for Watergate coverage with Woodward, Bernstein and Herblock. Also, as part of the program, Mr. Bill Grimmett will perform as a character actor portraying Benjamin Banneker, the African American scientist, astrologer and surveyor of the Nation's capital
 
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Jefferson's pillow : the Founding Fathers and the dilemma of Black patriotism
Alternative Names
Roger Wilkins American historian

Roger Wilkins Amerikaans historicus

Roger Wilkins historiador estadounidense

Wilkins, Roger

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Wilkins, Roger, 1932-2017

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A man's life : an autobiographyJefferson's pillow :bthe Founding Fathers and the dilemma of Black patriotismA man's life : an autobiographyContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community