Home: CommonCouragePress.com Welcome to CommonCouragePress.com: Books for an Informed Democracy

607-323-1219  Call for 2nd hand book prices.
 
 





Browse:





About:

Ordering:


40% off select titles when you order direct! Call 607-323-1219.

Latest  

Lessons From Freedom Summer
Lessons From Freedom Summer
Ordinary People Building Extraordinary Movements
by Kathy Emery Linda Reid Gold Sylvia Braselmann

Freedom Summer ended the isolation of Mississippi from the rest of the nation, and was the point of no return for legal segregation in the country.

"This book is an almost unimaginable collection of goodies for educators to help students recognize their potential as agents of social change. By offering such a rich array of experience accumulated in the Freedom Schools of the 1964 "Mississippi Summer Project," accompanied by provocative discussion questions, this book enables middle and high school youth to begin thinking of themselves as making history. Here are profiles of those who participated in that summer that offer models of how leadership can come from anyone who cares enough, not just the famous. By looking at past achievements, all the human connections made in the struggle against racism, and the possibilities ahead, the message comes across: You Are History."
--Elizabeth Martinez, teacher, activist and editor of
Letters from Mississippi: Personal reports from civil rights volunteers of the 1964 Freedom Summer

"Part history text, part curriculum, part invitation to activism, Lessons from Freedom Summer is enormously useful and inspirational. U.S. history features a legacy of democratic struggle too often neglected or marginalized in school curricula. Every social studies or history teacher can benefit from this wonderful resource."
--Bill Bigelow, editor, Rethinking Schools magazine; author, The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration

"Lessons from Freedom Summer is a unique resource that details the transformative impact of the Mississippi Freedom Schools of 1964. I believe that the lessons of Freedom Summer will inform a whole new generation of activists who struggle for social justice in their communities today."
--Clayborne Carson, Professor of History, Stanford University
more...


This Land is Their Land

The Corrosion of Medicine

Grand Theft Pentagon

Radicals, Rabbis and Peacemakers

Hijacked

In the Shadow of the Holocaust

Ticket to Ride

From Outrage to Courage

Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism

No Sucker Left Behind

The Uses of Haiti 3rd Edition

The Profits of Extermination

The Cancer Generation

Lying for Empire

Women, Poverty, and AIDS, Second Edition

Have Fun. Learn Stuff. Grow.
more recent titles...