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The Resource The song and the silence : a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta while searching for Booker Wright, Yvette Johnson

The song and the silence : a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta while searching for Booker Wright, Yvette Johnson

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The song and the silence : a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta while searching for Booker Wright
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The song and the silence
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a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta while searching for Booker Wright
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Yvette Johnson
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eng
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"In this...memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to the Mississippi Delta to uncover the true story of her later grandfather, whose extraordinary act of courage changed both their live. "Have to keep that smile," Booker Wright said in the 1966 NBC documentary Mississippi: A Self-Portrait. At the time, Wright spent his evenings waiting tables for whites at a local restaurant and his mornings running his own business. The ripple effect from his remarks would cement Booker as a civil rights icon because he did the unthinkable: before a national audience, Wright described what life truly was like for the black people of Greenwood, Mississippi"--Dust jacket
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Title
The song and the silence
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The granddaughter of Booker Wright —an unwitting icon of the Civil Rights Movement, whose murder was the basis for the documentary Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story—compelled to learn about her roots, travels back to Greenwood, Mississippi, where she confronts her own feelings surrounding race, family, forgiveness and faith
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contains biographical information
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10563247
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.896/073076246
Index
no index present
LC call number
F349.G82
LC item number
J64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta While searching for Booker Wright
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a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta While searching for Booker Wright
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Yvette Johnson
The song and the silence : a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta while searching for Booker Wright, Yvette Johnson
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The song and the silence : a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta while searching for Booker Wright, Yvette Johnson
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Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Part I. Places in time -- Where he was king -- Scattered -- A yellow gal -- Part II. Family -- Black is beautiful -- Coming to terms -- "Get off this place" -- Part III. Surface of the deep -- Colorless -- A catalyst -- A place for the planter class -- Part IV. Some sort of charm -- A magical town -- A not-so magical town -- Making a movement -- Part V. The delta -- From the cotton fields to the football fields -- Fever -- Town on fire -- A self-portrait -- Part VI. Mothers -- A crack in the world -- A specific kind of pain -- A history lesson -- Part VII. The river's Eden -- A place to descend to -- Descendants of master and slave -- Booker's place -- Deconstructing a racist -- Part VIII. A twisted strand -- Quiet years -- A murder story -- Greenwood -- Part IX. Inheritance -- Booker's song -- Remembering
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ocn982465118
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 315 pages
Isbn
9781476754949
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016055229

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