Andrew M. Manis

Andrew M. Manis is the author of, A Fire You Can’t Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham’s Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and is an Associate Professor of History at Macon State College.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 9:10am
In Memoriam: Fred Shuttlesworth, 1922-2011
Fred Shuttlesworth died this past Wednesday morning. Even if you’ve never heard of him, if you are an American, that news means more to you than you might imagine. Separated by a few years, Shuttlesworth and I both grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Friday, January 14, 2005 - 8:19am
White America and the MLK Holiday
Since 1986, the third Monday in January has occasioned civic and ecclesiastical commemorations of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. As a civil rights historian who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama during those volatile "movement days," I have religiously made an annual pilgrimage to such events in New Orleans, Philadelphia, Columbus, Ohio, Danville, Virginia, and Macon, Georgia. By television I have also observed more "national" observances in Washington and Atlanta.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 9:21am
Republicans and Racial Reconciliation
The first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction, Sonny Perdue, has called three "family discussions" to address problems of racial reconciliation in the state. Having based his campaign for governor on a promise to give the white majority of Georgia a referendum on returning the Confederate emblem to its state flag, the governor now seeks to calm the racial passions he previously stoked.
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Monday, October 28, 2002 - 8:25am
Memo to the Peace Movement
As much as I agreed with the sentiments coming from Saturday's antiwar rally in Washington, and as much as I wished I had been there, I nevertheless heard and saw a few notes that made me cringe. As a historian and something of a radical, I certainly agreed with most of what I heard condemning the Bush administration's efforts to exploit America's post 9/11 fear and patriotism just before the midterm elections.
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