During the time of slavery, the history of white owners procreating with female slaves is well documented. Those children were not seen as the son or daughter of the … [Read more...] about Book Club 5 ~ What’s mine is not yours
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To write Silent Ties I searched for materials that could provide insight into the relationships between whites and blacks in the 1940s and 50s. One of those resources was … [Read more...] about Book Club 4 ~ Could Missy and Addie really be friends?
Throughout the period of segregation there were different sets of laws for different purposes. Federal laws talked about equality for all and the rights of every citizen; … [Read more...] about Book Club 3 ~ Lawful or Lawlessness?
In 1948 a white journalist from Pittsburgh left for Florida to begin his journey into the Deep South as a black man. He wanted a firsthand experience of the fears and … [Read more...] about Book Club 2 ~ Ray Sprigle: I Was a Negro in the South for 30 Days
I close my eyes and imagine a group of friends gathered in your living room or in the conference room during lunch. Each of you finished Silent Ties with bookmarks or … [Read more...] about Book Club 1 ~ So let’s discuss Silent Ties!