To Stay Informed
When I was nine, my family moved to Jim Crow country, Tarpon Springs, Florida. At that tender age, I witnessed blatant racism and watched how my northern parents dealt with it. (See my December 3, 2016 blog post). I had no idea the extent of the discrimination and violence that took place to close to where we lived during that year in 1951.
I predict that African-Americans who read this book will swell with pride at their heritage.
For those white folks who can stand the heat, you will be confronted with how privileged you are. I know I was. And I have participated in interracial dialogues designed to open my eyes. But my eyes are opened wider now.
I highly recommend this book.