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McNeil, Genna Rae

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Most widely held works by Genna Rae McNeil
Groundwork : Charles Hamilton Houston and the struggle for civil rights by Genna Rae McNeil( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic. . . . [It] will make an extraordinary contribution to the improvement of race relations and the understanding of race and the American legal process."—Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., from the ForewordCharles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950) left an indelible mark on American law and society. A brilliant lawyer and educator, he laid much of the legal foundation for the landmark civil rights decisions of the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the lawyers who won the greatest advances for civil rights in the courts, Justice Thurgood Marshall among them, were trained by Houston in his capacity as dean of the Howard University Law School. Politically Houston realized that blacks needed to develop their racial identity and also to recognize the class dimension inherent in their struggle for full civil rights as Americans.Genna Rae McNeil is thorough and passionate in her treatment of Houston, evoking a rich family tradition as well as the courage, genius, and tenacity of a man largely responsible for the acts of "simple justice" that changed the course of American life
African Americans and the living Constitution( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical judgments reconsidered : selected Howard University lectures in honor of Rayford W. Logan( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness : two hundred years of African-American faith and practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York by Genna Rae McNeil( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This detailed history of the famous Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City, begins with its organization in 1809 and continues through its relocations, its famous senior pastors, and its many crises and triumphs, up to the present. Considered the largest Protestant congregation in the United States during the pre-megachurch 1930s, this church plays a very important part in the history of New York City."--Publisher's website
Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years, 1954-1965( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today
Charles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950) and the struggle for civil rights by Genna Rae McNeil( )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Study guide for Baptism, Eucharist and ministry by Genna Rae McNeil( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.E.B. Du Bois and Charles Hamilton Houston on the segregation issue by Derrick Bell( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.E.B. Du Bois and Charles Hamilton Houston are studied, emphasizing the significance of their contributions to American life and history, including changes in black education and cultural discrimination
Remarks on the occasion of the unveiling of the portrait of Charles Hamilton Houston by Genna Rae McNeil( )

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

Interview with Genna Rae McNeil by Genna Rae McNeil( Visual )

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

Disc 276. Author Genna Rae McNeil offers insight on Charles Hamilton Houston's privileged upbringing, education, and early career. Houston served in the military during World War I, and the extreme discrimination therein inspired him to make civil rights his life's mission. McNeil covers Houston's experiences during the Red Summer of 1919, at Harvard Law School, and as a lawyer at his father's firm. Disc 277. McNeil describes Houston's belief that lawyers were social engineers with responsibility for improving society. She tells of Houston's professorship at Howard University Law School and his work to change the school from a night school to a traditional daytime degree program. Houston became involved with the NAACP and flirted with International Labor Defense, best known for publicizing the injustice of the Scottsboro case. Disc 278. Ms. McNeil talks about Houston's involvement with the International Labor Defense. Houston became the first paid lawyer for the NAACP, with the charge to direct a campaign against inequality in education and transportation. Houston crafted the legal strategy used to eliminate segregation. He understood that the justice system functioned in relation to its precedents. Ms. McNeil discusses Houston's travels in the South, especially his visits to rural African American schools. Houston made films of the differences between African American schools and white schools during his trips in order to document what "separate but equal" meant in the South. Disc 279. Ms. McNeil recounts Houston's involvement with African American railroad firemen and his contributions to activism in the fight for equality in the military, for fair employment practices, and for District of Columbia public schools. McNeil talks about the formation of the Consolidated Parents Group. Disc 280. Ms. McNeil emphasizes the importance of Houston's involvement in the Consolidated Parents Group. Houston fell ill and died while working with the CPG; he made arrangements for other lawyers to continue this work. McNeil offers her appraisal of Houston's philosophy of life and his commitment to principle. She gives her theory why Houston is not better known. Disc 281. McNeil continues her account of Houston's accomplishments, and she conjectures why we have forgotten about him
"Joanne is you and Joanne is me" : a consideration of African American women and the "Free Joan Little" movement, 1974-75 by Genna Rae McNeil( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview with Pauli Murray, February 13, 1976 : interview G-0044, Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) by Pauli Murray( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pauli Murray was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1910. A few years thereafter, her mother died, and she went to live with her Aunt Pauline in Durham, North Carolina. Murray begins the interview with a discussion of her early memories of her family before shifting the focus to her childhood and adolescent years in Durham. Murray offers a vivid comparison of race relations in that area over the span of three generations, noting important class distinctions, hierarchies related to skin tone, and the evolution of racial violence. Murray recalls her early school years with fondness and argues that she was imbued with a strong sense of racial identity both at home and in school. Shortly following her graduation from high school, Murray turned down a full scholarship to Wilberforce University in Ohio because she had already determined that she no longer wanted to have a segregated education. During the late 1920s, Murray established residency in New York so she could attend Hunter College, a women's school where she was one of a handful of African American students. Murray describes some of her experiences at Hunter College (she graduated in 1933) and her decision to stay in New York for a few years while working on her poetry. During the late 1930s, Murray returned to North Carolina, partly at the behest of her Aunt Pauline, with the intention of pursuing graduate work at the University of North Carolina. In 1938, Murray was declined admittance to UNC because of her race. Her unsuccessful effort to challenge the decision was the first of three pivotal experiences in her journey towards pursuing a career in law. The second occurred shortly thereafter, in 1940, when Murray and a friend were arrested for violating segregation statutes and for creating a public disturbance when riding a Greyhound bus through Petersburg, Virginia. On the coattails of her arrest and short prison term, Murray began to work for the Workers Defense League, specifically with the legal defense effort for Odell Waller, an African American sharecropper sentenced to death for the murder of his white landlord. Her work on this case was the third pivotal incident, and it led her to meet Leon Ransom, who arranged for her to attend Howard University on a full scholarship. During her years in law school at Howard University, Murray continued to pursue her interests in matters of racial justice; however, it was also during those years that she became acutely aware of gender discrimination. After her graduation, Murray pursued further education at the University of California, Berkeley, and worked briefly as the Deputy Attorney General of California before accepting a position with a law firm in New York. During the early 1960s, Murray traveled to Ghana where she helped set up a law school. In addition to describing her work there, she also offers a unique perspective on African politics during the early 1960s. After her return to the United States, Murray worked as a law professor at Brandeis University and continued her political involvement on the Civil and Political Rights committee of the President's Commission on the Status of Women and with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1973, she left her position at Brandeis in order to enter the seminary, in part because she believed that the civil rights and women's liberation movements had become too militant and that an emphasis on reconciliation would better result in equality. The remainder of the interview is devoted to a discussion of Murray's poetry, her book Proud Shoes, and her views on racial and class differences within the women's movement
Cooperative christianity( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Groundwork : Charles Hamilton Houston and the struggle for civil rights
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African Americans and the living ConstitutionEyes on the prize : America's civil rights years, 1954-1965