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Woodson, Robert L.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 2,868 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary films  Oral histories  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Essays  History  Television news programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: HV9104, 364.360973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert L Woodson
A summons to life : mediating structures and the prevention of youth crime by Robert L Woodson( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth crime and urban policy : a view from the inner city by Robert L Woodson( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black perspectives on crime and the criminal justice system : a symposium( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The triumphs of Joseph : how today's community healers are reviving our streets and neighborhoods by Robert L Woodson( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Triumphs of Joseph is a tribute to a contemporary miracle - neighborhood healers of the inner city who exemplify the imagination, the courage, and the self-help ethic necessary to renew our communities. Robert L. Woodson, Sr., sees Joseph as a prototype of the men and women who battle daily to change lives in our poorest neighborhoods. While many such modern "Josephs" exist, Woodson argues, their efforts are too often ignored or disparaged by "Pharaoh's courtiers"--The people who have a vested interest in the existence of poverty and racial tensions and have drawn attention away from solutions to the problem. Woodson concedes that racism and discrimination exist, but he insists that they are not the primary and most lethal cause of social disintegration in black communities. According to Woodson, drug abuse, theft, and gang activity are merely the localized evidence of a moral disintegration that is rampant in all walks of American life, white and black, rich and poor alike. This powerful appeal for the revitalization of American society shows that solutions exist in the vision and deeds of the street-level Josephs whose efforts and voices we must heed
On the road to economic freedom : an agenda for Black progress( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncle Tom : an oral history of the American Black conservative( Visual )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring media personalities, ministers, civil rights activists, veterans, and a self-employed plumber, the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one of America's most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative." -- https://uncletom.com/
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Robert Woodson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonprofit executive and social activist Robert L. "Bob" Woodson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 8, 1937. Woodson grew up in poverty, but committed his life to the empowerment of the disenfranchised. At seventeen, he joined the Air Force and turned his life around. Woodson earned his G.E.D. while in the service, going on to study mathematics at Cheyney University. Woodson then took a job at a juvenile jail. As Woodson began to identify with the kids in the jail, he dedicated himself to helping them. He decided to go into social work, attending the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned an M.S.W. Woodson worked as a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute before becoming founder and president of the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (NCNE) in 1981. For his work, Woodson received a "Genius Grant" from the MacArthur Foundation in 1990
Lessons from the least of these : the Woodson principles by Robert L Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about "the least among us," and the extraordinary power of grassroots leaders who are transforming the lives of forgotten men and women in the most toxic neighborhoods. The strategies they applied in healing the most desperate communities also hold the key to healing our divided and empty nation today. From the lessons he has learned from witnessing the work of committed neighborhood leaders, Robert Woodson has gleaned ten fundamental principles that should be applied to uplift not only those who are at the bottom rung of society, but also people of means who experience the emptiness of life without meaning and purpose. Bob walks the reader through his discovery of each of these life-changing precepts and, along the way, we discover how each of us can experience new value in our lives and be empowered to contribute to our world. In reading, you will understand what it takes to overcome adversity and transform people from the inside out. You will feel inspired to adopt these longstanding, proven values that have generated astonishing long-term results in reshaping lives and homes. Equipped with the information, you will discover a whole new way of approaching revitalization of the world you serve as well as your own life."--
Red, white, and black : rescuing American history from revisionists and race hustlers( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the rush to redefine the place of black Americans in contemporary society, many radical activists and academics have mounted a campaign to destroy traditional American history and replace it with a politicized version that few would recognize. According to the new radical orthodoxy, the United States was founded as a racist nation—and everything that has happened throughout our history must be viewed through the lens of the systemic oppression of black people. Rejecting this false narrative, a collection of the most prominent and respected black scholars and thinkers has come together to correct the record and tell the true story of black Americans in all its complexity, diversity of experience, and poignancy. Collectively, they paint a vivid picture of black people living the grand American experience, however bumpy the road may be along the way. But rather than a people apart, blacks are woven into the united whole that makes this nation unique in history"--page 4 of cover
Meet the press( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Jesse Jackson, Johnnie Cochran, Robert Woodson, and Gary Franks discuss the future of black America
Private sector alternatives to the welfare state : a new agenda for black Americans by Robert L Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gang mother : the story of Sister Falaka Fattah by Robert L Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration's relationship to the black community by Robert L Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poor and conservatives vs. the poverty industry by Robert L Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conservative virtues of Dr. Martin Luther King by Robert L Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Search of a Common Destiny : Blacks and American Society( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews during the violence and clean-up after the Rodney King verdict in Los Angeles, a town meeting in Los Angeles, and a panel discussion of the racial problems in this country
Race and economic opportunity by Robert L Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kerner Commission report and the failed legacy of liberal social policy by Stephan Thernstrom( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the black community a casualty of the war on poverty? by Robert L Woodson( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declarations, essays on American ideals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short video essays, each exploring the idea of equality in modern American life
 
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The triumphs of Joseph : how today's community healers are reviving our streets and neighborhoods
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The triumphs of Joseph : how today's community healers are reviving our streets and neighborhoods
Alternative Names
Robert Woodson American social worker

Languages
English (51)