The Essential Listening to Music by Craig WrightCombining outstanding listening pedagogy with cutting-edge digital resources, THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC (with Download Card), 2e inspires a lifelong appreciation of music. In this streamlined and succinct book, scholar and master-teacher Craig Wright discusses musical examples from each historical period within its social context--giving you a sense of a pieces construction as well as its historical and cultural meaning. A wide range of resources help you sharpen your listening skills, including online Listening Exercises for most pieces in the book, streaming music, computer-enhanced Active Listening Guides, and chapterwide and critical thinking quizzes. You also can download music covered in the book directly to a music library. The Second Edition is fully integrated with MindTap, giving you the ultimate personal earning experience--from your laptop, tablet, or smart phone. MindTap also includes engaging new animations created by Stephen Malinowski, individual YouTube players, instant audio for most examples in the book, and much more.
The life of Rosa Parks
By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in , black seamstress Rosa Parks — helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States. The leaders of the local black community organized a bus boycott that began the day Parks was convicted of violating the segregation laws. Led by a young Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional.
The United States Congress has called her "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". Blake 's order to relinquish her seat in the "colored section" to a white passenger, after the whites-only section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation, but the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP believed that she was the best candidate for seeing through a court challenge after her arrest for civil disobedience in violating Alabama segregation laws. Parks' prominence in the community and her willingness to become a controversial figure inspired the black community to boycott the Montgomery buses for over a year, the first major direct action campaign of the post-war civil rights movement. Her case became bogged down in the state courts, but the federal Montgomery bus lawsuit Browder v.
Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, , triggered a wave of protest December 5, that reverberated throughout the United States. Her quiet courageous act changed America, its view of black people and redirected the course of history. Her brother, Sylvester McCauley, now deceased, was born August 20,
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Learn about this remarkable civil rights activist…
All people should be treated equally, right? Thankfully, there are some amazing people who have done incredible things to fight for equality. One such person was a civil rights activist called Rosa Parks. Her mother was a teacher and her father a carpenter, and she had a little brother called Sylvester. Rosa loved to learn and studied hard at high school.