Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools - most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama - to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps.
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This book is for organizations starting their UX journey. It will help to address the basics of UX. There is practical guidance for building a business case and identifying the key investments required in people and process that will bring about the change needed to deliver success. Implementing UX is brought to life through the UX Lifecycle, a methodology framework that was born out of real life successes. At the heart of the UX process is the most important stakeholder - the user!
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Everyone has a belief system. This may be religiously influenced, but often it's a product of the person's personality and experiences. There are certain actions that our belief systems tell us are "right" and "wrong." These are often subconscious. Whether we intend to or not, we take our belief systems with us to work. It is a manager's job to understand the belief system of every team member and its effect on efficiency and productivity.
Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), a giant in the world of children's literature, was the first African-American woman to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant. In her prize-winning anthology of American Black folktales, The People Could Fly, Hamilton has gathered and retold a collection of stories that teach us much, move us deeply, and make us laugh out loud.
Dr. Munroe explains how reclaiming god's original purpose for your life will bring you joy, peace, and abundant living. "This big idea [of reclaiming God's original purpose] is the only answer to the deep cry in the heart of every human, and it can satisfy the perpetual vacuum in the spirit of humankind," the author says. You will find your own destiny - and an intimate relationship with God in the process!
"Such a blessing!"
Dr. Myles Munroe's personal experiences and stories are balanced with a solid biblical foundation to help you regain your sense of purpose. You can unleash your God-given talents and skills, and benefit from your potential - every joyful day of your life!
"Mind blowing revelation of utmost importance"
Frederick Douglass, prominent abolitionist, civil rights activist, and reform journalist, was raised in the malicious system of slavery. His keen intellect as an anti-slavery crusader led some to question his past as a slave. To counter doubts about his life experience as a slave, Douglass wrote an autobiography providing full details of his life. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas, an American Slave, is an emotional journey into the atrocious system of slavery, and the inspirational triumph against insurmountable odds.
"Classic text done an injustice"
Pioneering historian, sociologist, editor, novelist, poet, and organizer, W. E. B. Du Bois was one of the foremost African American intellectuals of the 20th century. While Du Bois is remembered for his monumental contributions to scholarship and civil rights activism, the spiritual aspects of his work have been misunderstood, even negated. W. E. B. Du Bois, American Prophet, the first religious biography of this leader, illuminates the spirituality that is essential to understanding his achievements.
In Character Building are 37 addresses that Booker T. Washington gave before students, faculty, and guests at the Tuskegee Institute. These addresses take the form of timeless advice on a number of subjects. These talks are delivered - in the motivational and uplifting manner one would expect from this American icon - on education, ethics, morals, deportment, spirituality, and the dignity of labor.
The gripping story of 200 freed Mississippi slaves who sailed to Liberia to build a new colony - where the colonists' repression of the native tribes would beget a tragic cycle of violence. When a wealthy Mississippi cotton planter named Isaac Ross died in 1836, his will decreed that his plantation, Prospect Hill, should be liquidated and the proceeds from the sale be used to pay for his slaves' passage to the newly established colony of Liberia in western Africa.
Small businesses make our country great. However, the challenges facing entrepreneurs and small business owners can be overwhelming. Business schools don't prepare owners for the real world. As a result, entrepreneurs may experience worry, pressure, and confusion. It is then just a matter of time before the entrepreneur suffers a breakdown. But it doesn't have to be this way.
God Longs to Heal You provides inspiration from a man who shares his personal struggles to help those desperate for the Lord's loving touch. You, too, can find peace in today's troubled world by understanding God's desire to heal your body, mind, and spirit.
The Future of the American Negro was written to put more definite and permanent form the ideas regarding the condition of the negro. Booker T. Washington, a prominent African American leader, educator and author, articulates the importance of Industrial education. He emphasized the importance of the development of the Negro in hand and heart training, which would provide the solid foundation necessary to attain the highest form of citizenship.
"A great man wrote this 1899 book..."
To be helpless is to be hopeless, and to be hopeless is to be cheaply frustrated. Help is an inevitable element in the journey of life. The absence of it gives room to shame, reproach, and unnecessary delay, and many times it could lead to destruction. Help is an active force; it is a shame terminator and destiny transformer. When it is at work, it certainly turns situations around and aids timely accomplishments. Without help, the journey of life becomes a burden rather than a blessing.
The strife and horrors of the Civil War in America were raw with the wounds of the war lasting for decades; and affecting those who lived in both the North and the South. As the nation struggled to find unity, the forces of darkness and of those who wished to rule through intimidation and terror, spread their wicked ways under the cover of white sheets. This is the story of the Ku Klux Klan and their chief brand: Lynchings, as told in the original newspaper stories from journals across the nation.
"very informative. Lots of interesting facts."
If you're struggling in your marriage, you are not alone. One in two marriages will end in divorce. This was where my marriage was heading a few years after I got married, until I put the principles of this book into practice. Whatever you are feeling right now, I can promise you one thing. If you ever truly loved your partner, then what you will learn and put into practice will help save your marriage. There is no marriage that's beyond saving, and this book will help you save your marriage.
Sowing and Reaping: The Day's Work by Booker T. Washington is a series of talks delivered to the students of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial school located in Tuskegee, Alabama. These lectures focus on the essential principles for success for black students of that age, however, remain very relevant today. The principles contained within this audiobook remind the listener of the need for education, innovation and determination coupled with hard honest labor which leads to a flourishing and prosperous future.
Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he reveals his life story unsparingly, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his tangled romantic life.
"Brother Ray is a true inspiration"
It doesn't matter if you are a history buff or if you love human interest stories, I've found this book to be the most unexpected page turner that I've read in a very long time. It's the story of Charles Pierce who lived through six, terrifying years of being a slave to the Nazis facing death most virtually one minute after the next and...miraculously surviving. Then, having the courage to build a lasting, loving and happy marriage with a woman he would call his bride for over a half century.
James Baldwin writes about the beginnings of four formidable figures, which were central to the founding of America. He tells the stories of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln.