By Leslie Brown, Anne Valk
Read or Download Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Segregated South (Palgrave Studies in Oral History) PDF
Similar women in history books
Girls and faith within the First Christian Centuries specializes in faith through the interval of Roman imperial rule and its value in women's lives. Discussing the wealthy number of spiritual expression, from pagan cults and classical mythology to historic Judaism and early Christianity, and the large choice of non secular services fulfilled by way of ladies, the writer analyzes key examples from every one context, making a brilliant picture of this significant interval which laid the principles of Western civilization.
Paul C? zanne, Claude Monet, and Auguste Rodin. The names of those fantastic nineteenth-century artists are recognized during the international. yet what's remembered in their other halves? What have been those unknown girls like? What roles did they play within the lives and the artwork in their well-known husbands? during this outstanding publication of discovery, artwork historian Ruth Butler coaxes 3 shadowy girls out of obscurity and introduces them for the 1st time as contributors.
In 1919, within the wake of the upheaval of global battle I, a amazing team of English ladies got here up with their very own way to the world's grief: a brand new faith. on the middle of the Panacea Society was once a charismatic and autocratic chief, a vicar's widow named Mabel Bartlrop. Her fans known as her Octavia, they usually believed that she used to be the daughter of God, despatched to construct the recent Jerusalem in Bedford.
Extra info for Living with Jim Crow: African American Women and Memories of the Segregated South (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
I’d say, “If I can’t go today, I’m not going tomorrow. ” And nobody would say a word; they went on about their business, because I’d be up early the next morning to go to school. I was a school nut. I was just a school nut. I thoroughly enjoyed going to school. When we finished what we called graded school, there was no high school for blacks to attend in the whole county. 10 There were three of us [sisters]. The third one had gone to school for one year. 11 Livingstone had a high school at that time, but since my sister and I came along, [our parents] sent us all to Mary Potter.
That went on for a while until my grandfather decided to buy a car. That was a big thing because many people didn’t have a car. My grandfather bought a little coupe with a rumble seat. He bought that and then later the next year he bought another one. You could get them for about $500 then. We always laugh about that. He could get them for about $500, and he paid cash for it because he was a pensioner,13 so he could afford a little more than the average person. So he got the little car and then I learned how to drive and I’d drive myself and some of the kids who used to go to school and I’d pick them up.
That’s how we learned to make ties, me and my sister, because my father used to take us with him. I learned how to saw, cut timber, to plow, to pick cotton. My whole life as a youth was simply working on the farm or working in a home or something like that. My grandparents on the Smith side had a great big farm out at Blackton. They owned land. My great-grandparents, they were slaves and were born to half-white people. In pictures of my great-grandparents, they looked white as anybody. You couldn’t tell the difference.