Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa into the Twenty-First Century

Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa into the Twenty-First Century❴PDF / Epub❵ ☉ Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa into the Twenty-First Century Author Velma Maia Thomas – Heartforum.co.uk This elegant bind up of three collectible books by Velma Maia Thomas Lest We Forget, Freedom s Children, and We Shall Not Be Moved offers an intimate look at black history in America through the lens This elegant bind up of three collectible Forget: The Epub à books by Velma Maia Thomas Lest We Forget, Freedom s Children, and We Shall Not Be Moved offers an intimate look at black history in America through the lens of a passionate historian committed to preserving these important accounts, along Lest We eBook å with related memorabiliaBased on materials from the nationally acclaimed Black Holocaust Exhibit, Lest We Forget documents the plight of an estimatedmillion Africans, from their rich pre slavery culture to their enslavement in a foreign land This book is a collection of stirring historic papers, memoirs, personal effects, and We Forget: The ePUB ¹ photographs brought to life in a unique, three dimensional, interactive format Lest We Forget chronicles the unyielding strength of a people who refused to be brokenTaste the sweetness of freedom and the bitter struggle for equality through the documents that impacted the lives of an entire raceFreedom s Childrenis a stirring collection of photographs and removable documents that bring to life the heart wrenching and inspiring tale of freedmen and freedwomen during Reconstruction and into the twentieth centuryThroughout the twentieth century, African Americans would trouble the waters of America agitating, challenging, and defying the status quoWe Shall Not Be Movedchronicles the struggles and triumphs of African Americans leading up to and during the Civil Rights Movement Feel the strength of those entrenched in the fight for justice through interactive, removable documents.

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    Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa into the Childrenis a stirring collection of photographs and removable documents that bring to life the heart wrenching and inspiring tale of freedmen and freedwomen during Reconstruction and into the twentieth centuryThroughout the twentieth century, African Americans would trouble the waters of America agitating, challenging, and defying the status quoWe Shall Not Be Movedchronicles the struggles and triumphs of African Americans leading up to and during the Civil Rights Movement Feel the strength of those entrenched in the fight for justice through interactive, removable documents."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa into the Twenty-First Century
  • Velma Maia Thomas
  • 24 September 2018
  • 076036382X

10 thoughts on “Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa into the Twenty-First Century

  1. Vidya Tiru says:

    Lest We Forget a collection of three books by Velma Maia Thomas written so that it sounds like an autobiographical of the people text book the intended audience will read, yet presented with a raw, heart wrenching honesty that resonates throughout the book.From being referred to as black gold men, women, and children who were taken from their home lands by traders to work as slaves to BlackLivesMatter, this book covers it all.The first section introduces the reader to the beginnings o Lest We Forget a collection of three books by Velma Maia Thomas written so that it sounds like an autobiographical of the people text book the intended audience will read, yet presented with a raw, heart wrenching honesty that resonates throughout the book.From being referred to as black gold men, women, and children who were taken from their home lands by traders to work as slaves to BlackLivesMatter, this book covers it all.The first section introduces the reader to the beginnings of slave trade, the conditions that slaves lived and worked in, and later towards emancipation.The second section shows the struggles and the journeys African Americans undertook after the proclamation of emancipation to make a life for themselves They were free, but yet not, with many restrictions being placed by laws and rules and society on what they could or could not do.The final section brings the reader, as it states, through the twentieth century into the twenty first century It describes the struggles, the wins, and the losses African Americans went through during the Civil Rights movement, and ends with therecent Million Man March in 1995.An afterword includes President Barack Obama and then into today s presidency with BlackLivesMatter.In addition to reading again about people I knew, like Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, I was introduced to many lesser known pioneers and heroes , like Mary Fields the first African American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United States , Doris Miller the first African American recipient of the Navy Cross , William Lloyd Garrison an abolitionist who founded The Liberator , and Nat Turner a freedom fighter who led a rebellion.Rating 5 5Reading Level 12 years and aboveReread Level 5 5In Summary A must read and a wonderful resource for high schoolers and even adults who want to learnabout this history The transcripts, end notes, chronology, and image credits at the end of the book can help the reader further to research and learn .Note that the physical book includes interactive elements for the reader to explore My review is based on a digital review copy.Disclaimer Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the above book The opinions expressed are my own

  2. Ann-Marie says:

    Excellent history of African Americans on this continent, written in a way that makes for good family sharing It has visual aids in the form of reproduced documents so you can hold history in your hand I am going to pass this book on to my niece who is homeschooling her kids.

  3. Lucsbooks says:

    This book isthan just about history or black history It s an ode to the black struggle in America and all it encompassed.I have to say that one of the things that made me want to read it was the fact that for the first time I was not being told about slavery from a colonizers country point of view In countries with a colonialist past, unsavory themes like Slavery and the Discoveries tend to be brushed aside quickly out of common shame and that does a huge disservice to everyone, creating This book isthan just about history or black history It s an ode to the black struggle in America and all it encompassed.I have to say that one of the things that made me want to read it was the fact that for the first time I was not being told about slavery from a colonizers country point of view In countries with a colonialist past, unsavory themes like Slavery and the Discoveries tend to be brushed aside quickly out of common shame and that does a huge disservice to everyone, creating two different realities depending on which point of view your teacher and your government have This book levels the field a bit.I did find that it appealed to the reader s feelings a lot, mainly by using the expression my people in almost every page which got tiring really quickly but I was content with the way that the book was divided into several short chapters, each one focused on a different decade and theme.This is the kind of book that is supposed to be held physically, due to all the photos, maps and historical documents that are difficult to read on a screen The transcripts at the end of the book do provide a chance for you to read the historical documents that were less readable in the middle of the book though.best to have a physical copu so you can make the most of all the maps, photos and coluns in which the text is organized

  4. Jill says:

    This outstanding collection of accounts about notable people and events characterizing the history of African Americans in the United States, which includes facsimiles of original documents, is based on the Black Holocaust Exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia, which was curated by the author The book has over 200 images and twelve pieces of interactive memorabilia that is, pieces of history one can open, feel, and hold For example, there is a copy of a folded Deed of Emancipation from December 28, 18 This outstanding collection of accounts about notable people and events characterizing the history of African Americans in the United States, which includes facsimiles of original documents, is based on the Black Holocaust Exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia, which was curated by the author The book has over 200 images and twelve pieces of interactive memorabilia that is, pieces of history one can open, feel, and hold For example, there is a copy of a folded Deed of Emancipation from December 28, 1838 that belonged to Robert Green of Missouri, who was set free by his slaveholder Another replica is of deposit book for a savings account at the the Freedman s Savings and Trust Company, chartered by Congress in 1865 to help newly freed blacks get established in society A list of rules for sit ins by John Lewis, now a U.S Congressman battling cancer, is also reproduced Occasional maps help illuminate the areas of the country under discussion A large accordion fold out with a timeline is at the back of the book.The quality of the photos in the book is excellent The portrait of the founders of the National Negro Business League, one of whom was Booker T Washington, looks so real, one feels that the subjects could be in the room with you.But it is the historical information covered that makes this book so valuable And unlike many history books, this one does not give only a cameo role to women As the author writes in the section on suffrage each historical event is covered thoroughly but succinctly in a two page spread Black women would not be still They would not be silent, could not be bought nor frightened The black woman possessed a certain strength, a spiritual force that had to be reckoned with She held together homes, communities, churches, businesses, and schools Today, not much has changed with respect to the power and strength of black women, and their ability to see through the web of empty or broken promises and manipulative attempts to claim black is white double entendre definitely intended Indeed, a number of political pundits have opined that the 2020 election will be decided by that constituency, such as in articles here and here African Americans have gained political astuteness through a long history of struggling to push America to live up to her promise as outlined in the Declaration of Independence, written in 1776 We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness As Lincoln pointed out in 1857 They the Founding Fathers did not mean to assert the obvious untruth, that all were then actually enjoying that equality, nor yet, that they were about to confer it immediately upon them In fact they had no power to confer such a boon They meant simply to declare the right, so that the enforcement of it might follow as fast as circumstances should permit They meant to set up a standard maxim for free society, which should be familiar to all, and revered by all constantly looked to, constantly labored for, and even though never perfectly attained, constantly approximated, and thereby constantly spreading and deepening its influence, and augmenting the happiness and value of life to all people of all colors everywhere John Bingham, author of the Fourteenth Amendment ratified by Congress in 1868, which extended the liberties and rights granted by the Bill of Rights to former slaves, agreed, averring You will search in vain in the Constitution of the United States for that word white, it is not thereThe omission of this word this phrase of caste from our national charter, was not accidental, but intentional The standard advocated by Lincoln and articulated for the Constitution by Bingham has not yet been met, but the hope that it will be motivates those who believe in its promise to keep fighting for it The author observes in her concluding chapter The war for freedom is not over it has not yet been won As long as there is injustice, my people will rally protest, organize, vote, and demand The methods will vary the roads will not always be the same But years upon years of struggle in America have taught my people to persevere, even in the darkest hours We will lean on each other, gather strength from our ancestors Firmly planted, deeply rooted, we shall not be moved Evaluation The tales of courage, steadfastness, and indefatigability in this book can be dipped into and savored in segments, although one gets a better sense of the enormity of the spirit of persistence if the book is approached chronologically The artifacts seem like a gift rather than a gimmick the book truly echoes a museum experience What a gift for those who can t make a trip to see these exhibits I strongly feel this book should be a part of every classroom, and every home with a commitment to knowledge and to equal treatment for all people regardless of color, creed, religion or gender

  5. Paige says:

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review In Lest We Forget, Velma Maia Thomas provides a brief overview of African Americans experiences in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries Divided into three sections that cover the aforementioned centuries, the book not only surveys important historical figures and events, but it also includes photographs and copies of the actual letters that are attached to the book, adding a unique third dimension to some pages Moreover, Thom I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review In Lest We Forget, Velma Maia Thomas provides a brief overview of African Americans experiences in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries Divided into three sections that cover the aforementioned centuries, the book not only surveys important historical figures and events, but it also includes photographs and copies of the actual letters that are attached to the book, adding a unique third dimension to some pages Moreover, Thomas succeeds in doing something that many historians have failed at portraying African Americans as agents of history Thomas offers up an interesting and well written account of African American experiences However, who exactly she is writing for is unclear Consistently referring to African Americans as my ancestors, suggests that her audience is white Yet, it narrows further, as the first section, which examines the 19th century, covers material that anyone who has passed a high school American history course would know She brushes over potentially less discussed events, like the Amistad revolt, providing a shallow discussion of the era This leaves sections 2 and 3, both of which provide arich history with discussions of topics not commonly discussed such as the Freedom Riders and the impact of World War II on the civil rights movement While such a criticism is partially a criticism of the American school system s only discussing African Americans in the context of slavery, Thomas writing makes a distinct shift from a brief overview in section 1, to ain depth, specific examination in sections 2 and 3 While middle school students may be the target audience for section 1, sections 2 and 3 are better suited for young adults Ultimately, I found Thomas book worth reading for some of the under discussed topics found later in the book It is uniquely compiled and has only a few typos that do little to detract from the overall quality of the text Moreover, her superb writing style makes the book a quick and easy read comprehension wise, not necessarily topically

  6. Desca says:

    I realise that it takes me a while to finish Lest We Forget a collection of three books by Velma Maia Thomas No..no..no, it is not because the book is bad or something It is because I want to make my time and enjoy this book Anyhow, the book is written beautifully and it rises the voices of those being referred as black gold men, women, children and those who are taken to work as a slave from their origins Those people who are often being marginalised Concerning the book, it is divided I realise that it takes me a while to finish Lest We Forget a collection of three books by Velma Maia Thomas No..no..no, it is not because the book is bad or something It is because I want to make my time and enjoy this book Anyhow, the book is written beautifully and it rises the voices of those being referred as black gold men, women, children and those who are taken to work as a slave from their origins Those people who are often being marginalised Concerning the book, it is divided into several sections The first one tells the readers about the beginning of slave trade and how they live and work The second one tells about the achievement that the make which they often called as an emancipation This is sad tho because this chapter tell us that those people are free but they are somehow restricted by the laws and the rules in the society Meanwhile, the final section brings the readers to the condition in the 20th century into 21st century when they still struggle during the Civil Right movement to therecent 1995 Million Man March What I do love about this book is the fact that the author also mentions several prominent Afro American figures such as Martin Luther King, Dorris Miller, and Nat Turner This book comes as a good reference for those who want to knowabout the Afro American movement history Well, it does not cover it all but it gives the enlightenment and the encouragement Most important thing of all, it gives those marginalised ones, a voice to finally speak The battle goes on Thanking NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the ARC of the book in exchange of an honest review

  7. Katy says:

    On a reading list provided by the Old Slave Mart Museum in Charleston, SC.

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  9. The Happy Bibliophile says:

    Lest We Forget gives a raw view of the history of enslaved Africans and the processes they endured to become slaves This book fills in the many holes left by historians that wouldn t allow the clear facts of the many atrocities committed to be passed down through history This book takes you on a journey from pre colonization to slave trade to civil war to emancipation and to the civil rights era These are the true accounts of the toll of 300 years of stolen history and identity This was a h Lest We Forget gives a raw view of the history of enslaved Africans and the processes they endured to become slaves This book fills in the many holes left by historians that wouldn t allow the clear facts of the many atrocities committed to be passed down through history This book takes you on a journey from pre colonization to slave trade to civil war to emancipation and to the civil rights era These are the true accounts of the toll of 300 years of stolen history and identity This was a hard read, but it was also very enlightening After reading this, I can t help but wonder at what affluence would be flowing from Africa instead of the poverty and destruction left in the wake of slave trade and European greed I highly recommend this read to anyone

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