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A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

By Jeanne Theoharis. Beacon Press, 2018. 288 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in Jan. 2019); $24.99/eBook. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [鈥

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns Committees.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice

By Rima Vesely-Flad. Fortress Press, 2017. 226 pages. $34/paperback; $4.99/eBook. A couple of years ago, I visited a man I [鈥

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting, now living happily at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She volunteers with Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform.


Posted in: Creativity and the Arts, June/July 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Co-curricular Learning in the Quaker and Special Collections

A look behind the scenes at Haverford Library Quaker and Special Collections.

Mary Crauderueff is the curator of the Quaker Collections at Haverford College. She grew up as a member at Radnor (Pa.) Meeting, and currently attends Germantown Mennonite Church in Philadelphia. She loves hiking in the Wissahickon, drinking espresso, and working toward decolonizing the archives field in theory and practice.


Posted in: Online Features, Quaker Libraries
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War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing

Edited by Lawrence Rosenwald. The Library of America, 2016. 850 pages. $40/hardcover; $17.99/eBook. This is an ambitious book, and it [鈥

J.E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and as an attorney a longtime supporter of those who say no to war. She spent 11 years as the executive director of the Center on Conscience & War and continues to work with members in the military who seek CO discharge.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Harrison鈥擡leanor Cross Harrison, 81, on July 3, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif. Onnie was born on August 22, 1933, in [鈥

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The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

By William J. Barber II, with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Beacon Press, 2016. 138 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $23.99/eBook. Many of us still [鈥

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Crossing Cultures, October 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Pursuing Justice Requires Boldness

What do you really want when you invite a person of color to the table?

Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds is a professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, the founding director of the Community Justice Project, and the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP. She is a nationally recognized expert on issues of race, public policy, economic justice, and the criminal justice system.


Posted in: September 2016
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Strike!: The Farm Workers鈥 Fight for Their Rights

By Larry Dane Brimner. Calkins Creek, 2014. 172 pages. $16.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Amidst growing unrest in [鈥

Hina Fathima is a former Friends Journal intern (summer 2014). She is currently a student at Haverford College, studying political science.


Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Reflections on Selma: What Quakers Were Saying in 1965

Commentary about Selma from the Friends Journal archives

Gail Whiffen Coyle is associate editor of Friends Journal.


Posted in: From the Archives, Online Features
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Books September 2014

Book reviews.

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