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Payne, Charles M.

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Works: 21 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 5,149 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Local history  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E185.61, 323.1196073
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Most widely held works by Charles M Payne
I've got the light of freedom : the organizing tradition and the Mississippi freedom struggle by Charles M Payne ( Book )
25 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 2,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South. Using wide-ranging archival work and extensive interviews with movement participants, Charles Payne uncovers a chapter of American social history forged locally, in places like Greenwood, Mississippi, where countless unsung African Americans risked their lives for the freedom struggle. The leaders were ordinary women and men--sharecroppers, domestics, high school students, beauticians, independent farmers--committed to organizing the civil rights struggle house by house, block by block, relationship by relationship. Payne brilliantly brings to life the tradition of grassroots African American activism, long practiced yet poorly understood. Payne overturns familiar ideas about community activism in the 1960s. The young organizers who were the engines of change in the state were not following any charismatic national leader. Far from being a complete break with the past, their work was based directly on the work of an older generation of activists, people like Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Amzie Moore, Medgar Evers, Aaron Henry. These leaders set the standards of courage against which young organizers judged themselves they served as models of activism that balanced humanism with militance. While historians have commonly portrayed the movement leadership as male, ministerial, and well-educated, Payne finds that organizers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the most dangerous parts of the South looked for leadership to working-class rural Blacks, and especially to women. Payne also finds that Black churches, typically portrayed as frontrunners in the civil rights struggle, were in fact late supporters of the movement
Debating the civil rights movement, 1945-1968 by Steven F Lawson ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Getting what we ask for : the ambiguity of success and failure in urban education by Charles M Payne ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time longer than rope : a century of African American activism, 1850-1950 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So much reform, so little change : the persistence of failure in urban schools by Charles M Payne ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teach freedom : education for liberation in the African-American tradition ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This anthology is about those forms of education intended to help people think more critically about the social forces shaping their lives and think more confidently about their ability to react against those forces. Featuring articles by educator-activists, this collection explores the largely forgotten history of attempts by African Americans to use education as a tool of collective liberation. Together these contributions explore the variety of forms those attempts have taken, from the shadow of slavery to the contradictions of hip-hop." --Book Jacket
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 14: Panelists present insights on SNCC drawn from their years of careful study of the Southern Freedom Movement. Clayborne Carson, author of "In Struggle: SNCC and the Awakening of Black America," describes the outbreak of sit-ins as the "beginning of a new period of struggle." Charles Payne, (whose book, "I've Got the Light of Freedom" is a definitive work on Mississippi's freedom struggle), says "SNCC convinced people they could step into roles they had never played before." SNCC's national impact was great, the panel agrees, but author Taylor Branch wonders why the organization's importance remains so little recognized
Groundwork local black freedom movements in America by Jeanne Theoharis ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over the last several years, the traditional narrative of the civil rights movement as largely a southern phenomenon, organized primarily by male leaders, that roughly began with the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and ended with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, has been complicated by studies that root the movement in smaller communities across the country. These local movements had varying agendas and organizational development, geared to the particular circumstances, resources, and regions in which they operated. Local civil rights activists frequently worked in tandem with the national civil rig
All I bring is a radio : a relational study of misbehavior in an inner-city high school by Charles M Payne ( )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I don't want your nasty pot of gold" : urban school climate and public policy by Charles M Payne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So much reform, so little change : building-level obstacles to urban school reform by Charles M Payne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leadership & social action ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
What are the distinguishing characteristics of group-centered leadership? This program examines the significant influences and social actions in Ella Baker's life, and how they are related to her perspective on leadership and social action
I've got the light of freedom the organizing tradition and the Mississippi Freedom struggle by Charles M Payne ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This book is an examination of the [Mississippi Freedom struggle starting in Greenwood]. [The author] reminds us that social history has tended to ignore or forget the ordinary people ... The more closely one looks at the history, the less comfortable one becomes with reducing the tens of thousands of people across the South who participated in local movements to faceless masses, singing, praying, and marching in the background ... Many of the young leaders who spread across Mississippi in 1962 were carriers of a particular tradition of social struggle, and this book is also an examination of that tradition.-Introd
'Eat your bread without butter, but pay your poll tax!' : roots of the African American Voter Registration Movement in Florida, 1919-1920 by Paul Ortiz ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
I've got the light of freedom : the organizing tradition and the Mississippi freedom struggle Charles M. Payne by Charles M Payne ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"A Centennial book"--Half t.p
They kept the story before me : families and traditions by Charles M Payne ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The power of remembering : black factory workers and union organizing in the Jim Crow era by Michael K Honey ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Water for electricity by Charles M Payne ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Time longer than rope ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Languages
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