An Interdisciplinary Study of Issues Surrounding Social Justice: From Frederick Douglass to Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X


Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status

BISAC: SOC026000

Target Audience: This book is written for academics, college students, and readers interested in contemporary historical events.

This book pulls an array of voices together to understand the convoluted times of 2016 to 2021 and the unique times of COVID-19. The killing of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, and the death of John Lewis are events that highlight a historical revival for numerous social justice issues. This book stresses the importance of sociologist W. I. Thomas’s work: “if you define a situation as real, it is real in its consequences” – otherwise termed the world of subjective reality. This helps explain what happened on January 6, 2021.

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Chapter 1. How can you Find Freedom and Justice when you are Walking in Shackles?

Chapter 2. Community Schools as the Perfect Place for New Ideas During the Time of COVID-19

Chapter 3. The Twentieth Century: Beyond Bowling Alone. What connects Frederick Douglass and Donald Trump as POTUS?

Chapter 4. Rural America and COVID-19: Why is rural America so misunderstood?
Being on the Ground (1966 and 2019 to 2021 and Beyond)

Chapter 5. From Slavery to Jim Crow to the Criminal Justice System. The words of Michelle Alexander and Isabel Wilkerson.
The Insurrection at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia

Chapter 6. Social Science and Rural Education. Follow the Science.
Civility and the Bombers

Chapter 7. What happened to the Social Contract? Nothing Really New Happened with Donald Trump. What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?
Sweet Music of Social Justice
Selma, Bloody Selma

Chapter 8. It All Started on the Bus. Rosa Parks was so Much More than a Quiet Bus Rider. John Brown and his Acceptance of Violence to Free Slaves and Malcolm X as her Muse.

Chapter 9. A Look into the Future by Looking at the Past



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