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Altars in the Street; A Courageous Memoir of Community and Spiritual Awakening
     

Altars in the Street; A Courageous Memoir of Community and Spiritual Awakening

by Melody Ermachild Chavis
 

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ISBN-10: 0609801961

ISBN-13: 2900609801962

Pub. Date: 08/25/1998

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Altars in the Street is for people who live in cities and those who have fled them. It will speak to anyone who cares about the future of our children, our neighborhoods, and our nation, as well as anyone who wants to look truthfully at the relationship between poverty and prisons and between community and education. Drawing on deep reserves of good humor, common

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Altars in the Street is for people who live in cities and those who have fled them. It will speak to anyone who cares about the future of our children, our neighborhoods, and our nation, as well as anyone who wants to look truthfully at the relationship between poverty and prisons and between community and education. Drawing on deep reserves of good humor, common sense, and practical experience of nonviolent action, Melody Ermachild Chavis has written a moving testament to the power of spirit in today's often cynical world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900609801962
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/25/1998
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
1Skye's House1
2Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Private Eye I Learned as a Kindergarten Teacher10
3A Sense of Place18
4Soul Food33
5Way-Seeking Mind48
6Hunger61
7Skin70
8Vows75
9Quakes82
10Some Way, Somehow, It Has to Stop86
11Balance97
12The Koans of Alma Street101
13How Will It Ever End?111
14Hello, My Anger117
15Bypassing the Heart122
16Cells for Seven-Year-Olds125
17Why?138
18Marcus144
19Whither Thou Goest149
20Day of the Dead151
21Edna White's Garage Burns158
22Elders164
23Right Speech170
24The Garden of Our Dreams174
25I Shall Not Be Moved185
26Look188
27Community Service191
28Gun Control193
29Stepping on a Land Mine202
30Just One Woman214
31Mother's Day219
32Juneteenth226
33Ruchell Gets Arrested231
34The Woman Who Dug up Her Heart237
35Into the River240
Epilogue255

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