Over fifty-five years ago a white journalist left the security of his life to travel through the South as a black man. The book, Black Like Me, chronicled this journey. … [Read more...] about Book Club 10 ~ Travel into the Jim Crow South: Black Like Me
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Although we think of the South as a unified system of repression, it varied. Birmingham, Alabama or New Orleans, Louisiana had very different stories to tell when … [Read more...] about Book Club 9 ~ Jim Crow After Silent Ties
Silent Ties is about a forbidden friendship that could only exist in the privacy of a country field and the two houses it touched. We see the relationship from the first … [Read more...] about Book Club 8 ~ A look inside Addie’s private world
The educational system of the Jim Crow South was designed to limit opportunities for Black Americans, relegating them to roles of servitude and financial dependence. … [Read more...] about Book Club 7 ~ Education paves the way to . . .
The relationship between this full brother and sister was guided by research into the practice of “passing for white.” Granddaddy Cooper, the father of both, faced a … [Read more...] about Book Club 6 ~ Mr. Jefferson and Grandma Em