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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

Label
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
Title
The song and the silence
Title remainder
a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta while searching for Booker Wright
Statement of responsibility
Yvette Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Yvette
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wright, Booker
  • Johnson, Yvette
  • African Americans
  • Murder victims
  • Greenwood (Miss.)
  • Racism
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn982465118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 315 pages
Isbn
9781476754949
Lccn
2016055229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1725901
  • (OCoLC)982465118
Label
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
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn982465118
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 315 pages
Isbn
9781476754949
Lccn
2016055229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1725901
  • (OCoLC)982465118

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