Black Fire

Black Fire
Title Black Fire PDF eBook
Author Imamu Amiri Baraka
Publisher
Total Pages 670
Release 1971
Genre
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Black Fire

Black Fire
Title Black Fire PDF eBook
Author Robert Graysmith
Publisher Crown
Total Pages 290
Release 2013-10-29
Genre History
ISBN 0307720578

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The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer, told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco. When San Francisco Daily Morning Call reporter Mark Twain met Tom Sawyer in 1863, he was seeking a subject for his first novel. He learned that Sawyer was a volunteer firefighter, local hero, and a former “Torch Boy,” racing ahead of hand-drawn fire engines at night carrying torches to light the way. When a mysterious serial arsonist known as “The Lightkeeper” was in the process of burning San Francisco to the ground, Sawyer played a key role in stopping him, helping to contain what is now considered the most disastrous and costly series of fires ever experienced by an American metropolis. By chronicling how Sawyer took it upon himself to investigate, expose, and stop the arsonist, Black Fire details Sawyer’s remarkable life and illustrates why Twain would later feel compelled to name his iconic character after him when writing The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. A vivid portrayal of the gritty, corrupt, and violent world of the Gold Rush-era West, Black Fire is the most vibrant and thorough account of Sawyer’s relationship with Mark Twain, and of the devastating fires that baptized San Francisco.

Black Fire

Black Fire
Title Black Fire PDF eBook
Author Harold D. Weaver
Publisher Quaker Press
Total Pages 0
Release 2011
Genre African Americans
ISBN 9781888305883

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An anthology of writings of African American Quakers from colonial times through the 20th century on topics of spirituality, religion, social justice and human rights.

Black Fire

Black Fire
Title Black Fire PDF eBook
Author Estrelda Y. Alexander
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Total Pages 409
Release 2011-05-03
Genre Religion
ISBN 083082586X

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Many American Christians remain ignorant of black Pentacostalism. In this expansive historical overview, Estrelda Alexander recounts the story of African American Pentecostal origins and development. Whether you come from this tradition or you just want to learn more, this book will unfold all the dimensions of this important movement's history and contribution to the life of the church.

Black Fire

Black Fire
Title Black Fire PDF eBook
Author Nelson Peery
Publisher
Total Pages 340
Release 1994
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9781565841598

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The Black radical recounts his life among hoboes during the Depression, his duty in World War II, his insurrectionary acts, and the formation of his goal of a communist-style revolution of non-white peoples

Black Fire on White Fire

Black Fire on White Fire
Title Black Fire on White Fire PDF eBook
Author Betty Rojtman
Publisher Univ of California Press
Total Pages 248
Release 1998-02-27
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 9780520203211

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"A remarkable book. . . . Rojtman's analysis is very stimulating, especially since the use of linguistic notions does not prevent her from remaining sensitive to the spiritual concerns of the commentators she analyzes."—Thomas Pavel, author of The Feud of Language

Black Prophetic Fire

Black Prophetic Fire
Title Black Prophetic Fire PDF eBook
Author Cornel West
Publisher Beacon Press
Total Pages 265
Release 2015-09-01
Genre History
ISBN 0807018104

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An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies. In an accessible, conversational format, Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida B. Wells. In dialogue with Buschendorf, West examines the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. He not only rediscovers the integrity and commitment within these passionate advocates but also their fault lines. West, in these illuminating conversations with the German scholar and thinker Christa Buschendorf, describes Douglass as a complex man who is both “the towering Black freedom fighter of the nineteenth century” and a product of his time who lost sight of the fight for civil rights after the emancipation. He calls Du Bois “undeniably the most important Black intellectual of the twentieth century” and explores the more radical aspects of his thinking in order to understand his uncompromising critique of the United States, which has been omitted from the American collective memory. West argues that our selective memory has sanitized and even “Santaclausified” Martin Luther King Jr., rendering him less radical, and has marginalized Ella Baker, who embodies the grassroots organizing of the civil rights movement. The controversial Malcolm X, who is often seen as a proponent of reverse racism, hatred, and violence, has been demonized in a false opposition with King, while the appeal of his rhetoric and sincerity to students has been sidelined. Ida B. Wells, West argues, shares Malcolm X’s radical spirit and fearless speech, but has “often become the victim of public amnesia.” By providing new insights that humanize all of these well-known figures, in the engrossing dialogue with Buschendorf, and in his insightful introduction and powerful closing essay, Cornel West takes an important step in rekindling the Black prophetic fire.