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Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl (Women in Southern Culture)

Oliver, Kitty

Verlag: University Press of Kentucky, 2004
ISBN 10: 0813190916 / ISBN 13: 9780813190914
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Titel: Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern ...

Verlag: University Press of Kentucky

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "A beautifully written memoir . . . filled with rich prose. Oliver, one of 35 African Americans to integrate the University of Florida in 1965, shares her college experiences in Gainesville, traces her Gullah roots in South Carolina, and offers lively stories of her family -- all enhanced by large doses of Southern folktales, food, and music." -- Library Journal"Chronicles the strains of Oliver's transition from the Jim Crow South to desegregation, but her memoir is also an up-beat journal of self-discovery." -- Jacksonville Free Press"Captures the personal tumult of coming-of-age in the 1960s with the life-changing movements for civil and women's rights." -- Booklist. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0813190916

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Inhaltsangabe: A telling memoir by an exciting new voice, Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl explores journalist Kitty Oliver's coming of age as she makes the crossing from an all-black to a predominantly white world.

Born and raised in an all-black area of Jacksonville, Florida, Oliver was one of the first African American freshmen to enter the University of Florida. Though she chronicles the strains of her transition from Jim Crow to desegregation, this book is much more than a memoir of the turbulent sixties. It is an upbeat journal of self-discovery in the aftermath of that decade, a look at one woman's coming to terms with living an integrated life in America. With humor, poignancy, and lyrical language (reminiscent at times of another Florida writer, Zora Neale Hurston), Oliver shares her passage from the "old world" to the new?an immigrant's journey indicative of the American experience.

Blending past and present, she searches for roots from the Gullah or "Geechee" culture of South Carolina to the urban streets of northern Florida to the multicultural mix of South Florida's diverse ethnic cultures, serving up family stories with large helpings of southern "folktalk," food, and music along the way.

Über den Autor: Kitty Oliver, a veteran South Florida journalist and Writer in Residence at Florida Atlantic University, is the author of Voices of America: Race and Change in Hollywood, Florida. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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