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Pearson, Hugh

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Works: 18 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 3,841 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Television series  Nature television programs  Wildlife television programs  Educational films  Biography  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Composer, Producer
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Most widely held works about Hugh Pearson
 
Most widely held works by Hugh Pearson
The shadow of the panther : Huey Newton and the price of Black power in America by Hugh Pearson( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early morning of August 22, 1989, on the corner of Ninth and Center Streets in Oakland, Huey Newton faced Tyrone Robinson and two other drug dealers, asking them for crack. Robinson refused, took a 9-mm automatic from one of his companions and pointed it at Newton's head. Huey stood still and said, "You can kill my body, but you can't kill my soul. My soul will live forever!" Robinson shot him three times in the head. Huey Newton, once considered the nation's premier symbol of black resistance to the entire American power structure, was pronounced dead at 6:12 a.m. The Shadow of the Panther is the most ambitious, engaging, and balanced history of the Black Panthers to date. It is also an unflinchingly honest account of what amounts to human tragedy. Hugh Pearson's account of Huey Newton's rise to power and descent into addiction and powerlessness is set against a century-long quest for civil rights and empowerment. Beginning with the formation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping-Car Porters in the 1920s, Hugh Pearson then traces the development of civil-rights activism through a series of "Premier Negro Leaders" from Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., to Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, and Malcolm X. The extraordinary progress and crushing defeats of the early- and mid-1960s set the stage for the rise of the Black Power Movement and its offspring, the Black Panther Party. The details of this evolution from nonviolence to violence, and, finally, to militarism, are presented here with clarity and insight, showing clearly how Black Power spelled the beginning of the end of the Civil Rights Movement, and paved the way for the emergence of the Panthers as the nation's primary symbol of black disenchantment. Through meticulous research and exclusive cooperation from many of those close to Newton, Pearson paints a detailed portrait of life in the Party. Newton's own opposing tendencies - the intellectual who earned a Ph. D. and the street thug - had parallels in the structure and activities of the Party: while creating positive change through political organization and community programs, the Party also had all the characteristics of a violent, repressive, gangster mob. Persistent problems with internal conflicts, the wide gap between Newton's elite corps and rank-and-file members, sexual abuse and mistreatment of women, and the abandonment, torture, and frequent murder of members and ex-members all contributed to the ultimate demise of the Party. The result is a fine-grained portrait of the complex and evolving relationship of revolutionary blacks and white leftist college students in the face of growing black militancy and the Vietnam War, and a vivid and varied cast of characters that includes Stokely Carmichael, James Forman, Bob Scheer, Elaine Brown, and David Horowitz. A powerful and undeniably bold take on an era both pivotal and persistent in the American consciousness, The Shadow of the Panther will no doubt be the benchmark for all future books on Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party
Nature's most amazing events( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each season, as the ever-thinning Arctic ice recedes, polar bears face a daunting challenge; Grizzly bears in British Columbia must use ingenuity and fancy footwork to collect their catch; The annual rains of the Serengeti draw in the greatest concentration of large animals on Earth; Each year, billions of sardines flood South Africa's east coast creating an action-packed feeding frenzy; Thousands of animals make the long trek toward the life saving annual flood of Botswana's Okavango Delta; The annual plankton boom of Alaska's coastal waters attracts humpback whales and sea lions, who must avoid predatory killer whales
Under the knife : how a wealthy Negro surgeon wielded power in the Jim Crow South by Hugh Pearson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author investigates how his great-uncle and other family members overcame the racist society of rural Georgia
Africa : eye to eye with the unknown by Basil Davidson( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa is a six-part series that will amaze and awe with stunning photography and truly moving stories of survival on the continent with the most diverse animal life anywhere on our planet
When Harlem nearly killed King : the 1958 stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Hugh Pearson( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Harlem Nearly Killed King tells the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - how, in 1958, King was stabbed by an emotionally disturbed woman in Harlem, and then saved by a team of Harlem Hospital's surgeons. The incident occurs in the wake of the 1956 Supreme Court decision to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama, after the year-long boycott - a triumph for King. Pearson unearths the political power play between N.Y. gubernatorial candidates W. Averell Harriman and Nelson Rockefeller vying for the Black vote, between King's surgeons jousting for credit, and among Harlem's leading figures of the day seeking to roll out a red carpet for King." "As Pearson captures the historical moment, in the Northern cities many of the ideas of racial equality were still just that - ideas, symbols, not yet facts of life. In Pearson's hands, the 1958 life-threatening episode becomes, in a sense, a mortal danger to the very soul of a nation attempting to put racism behind it. With his unique understanding of the nature of the American experience, Pearson recreates America at the dawn of the civil rights movement and shows us how change really occurs: painfully, not in one grand gesture, but in a thousand small and contradictory ways. There emerges a powerful portrait of change in race perspectives in America, one that suggests there is still work to be done."--Jacket
Wild Australasia( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia is like no other place on earth. Isolated from the rest of world for a staggering 45 million years, this enormous island contains a breathtaking array of distinctive and bizarre species - 90 per cent of its reptiles and 70 per cent of its birds are unique to Australia
The diamond trail, an account of travel among the little known Bahian diamond fields of Brazil by Hugh Pearson( Book )

6 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorials of the church and parish of Sonning by Hugh Pearson( Book )

3 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild down under( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife on one: Possums : Features the possums of Australia
When Harlem nearly killed King by Hugh Pearson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although water in Africa's ancient southwest corner is in short supply, the deserts remain full of life. This program takes a special look at how creatures living in the Kalahari have become masters at adapting. The extreme danger of the Kalahari manifests itself as viewers witnesses the most violent giraffe fight ever filmed. Clever meerkats are outsmarted by an even more clever bird, which mimics the meerkats' calls and robs their food. Black rhinos, ordinarily very stubborn and solitary animals, gather at the last great watering hole for a surprisingly social gathering that sheds new light on one of the world's most endangered creatures. NOTE: Program content portrays animals in their natural environment and may be disturbing or inappropriate for some. Preview before showing
Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the southernmost tip of the African continent, two great ocean currents meet -- from the east, the warm Agulhas current of the Indian Ocean, and from the west, the cold Atlantic Benguela current. Together, these currents dictate life's fortunes on land and in the seas, and create the extraordinary world of the Cape. NOTE: Program content portrays animals in their natural environment and may be disturbing or inappropriate for some. Preview before showing
Nature's most amazing events( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each season, as the ever-thinning Arctic ice recedes, polar bears face a daunting challenge; Grizzly bears in British Columbia must use ingenuity and fancy footwork to collect their catch; The annual rains of the Serengeti draw in the greatest concentration of large animals on Earth; Each year, billions of sardines flood South Africa's east coast creating an action-packed feeding frenzy; Thousands of animals make the long trek toward the life saving annual flood of Botswana's Okavango Delta; The annual plankton boom of Alaska's coastal waters attracts humpback whales and sea lions, who must avoid predatory killer whales
Memoirs of the life and correspondence of the reverend christian frederick : to which is pref by Hugh Pearson( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windsor Castle, to Prof. Knight by Hugh Pearson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Aristotelis] Ethicorum nicomacheorum by Aristotle( Book )

1 edition published in 1828 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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