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The dawn at my back : a memoir of a Black Texas upbringing / Carroll Parrott Blue

Catalog Data

Author:
Blue, Carroll Parrott  Search this
Subject:
Blue, Carroll Parrott  Search this
Physical description:
303 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
Contents:
Prologue. Hell -- Life. All about my mother -- Houston -- Detroit -- Niagara Falls -- My Harry -- That forty-year-or-so argument -- When Louisiana married Texas -- My life. September 23, 1960 -- Peace beyond understanding -- Mrs. Mollie Carroll Parrott -- blue@thegetty.january21.1998 -- Legacies -- Epilogue. Dawn
Summary:
In this innovative memoir, the author turns her lens on her mother's and her own lives as African American women in the segregated South before and during the Civil Rights era. This mother-daughter story foregrounds two strong women who fought institutionalized racism -- one through community activism, the other through artistic creativity -- even as the effects of racism and their differing responses to it frayed the very fabric of their relationship.
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_999786