Just Plain Folks

Just Plain Folks

Original Tales of Living, Loving, Longing, and Learning as Told by A Perfectly Ordinary, Quite Commonly Sensible, and Absolutely Awe-inspiring Colored Woman

eBook - 2001
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""Sometimes black history doesn't march. Sometimes black historydoesn't shout. Sometimes black history just comes wearily down a dirtroad, dragging a cotton sack and wearing a headrag....""So proclaims Lorraine Johnson-Coleman in this heartwarming collection ofstories and essays. Returning to the cotton fields, tobacco barns, andhumble dwellings of her ancestral home in the rural South, Johnson-Coleman learned firsthand what is missing from African Americanhistory texts: the experience of ordinary people who have ledextraordinary lives.The stories she brings together in "Just Plain Folks" -- stories ofthe sort that have made her a standout among the regular contributors toNational Public Radio's "Morning Edition" -- reveal folk culture asa continuum, a vital link to the past that can illuminate the experienceof African Americans today.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 2001
ISBN: 9780446960526
0446960527
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE

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