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Say I'm dead : a family memoir of race, secrets, and love / E. Dolores Johnson.

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 306.8509 JOH (Text) 33118000195211 Adult: New Book Reshelving -
Clinton PL - Clinton 920 JOH (Text) 36806002111746 NEW ITEMS Available -
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Perry Co PL - Cannelton Branch 306.85 JOH (Text) 70622000044615 CPL-Adult Nonfiction Available -
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley 306.85 JOHNSON E. DOLORES (Text) 30402004770691 NEW NON-FICTION Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641602747
  • ISBN: 1641602740
  • Physical Description: xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, [2020]

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General Note:
Includes questions for discussion.
Formatted Contents Note:
Code Switch -- Dress Box -- Lonely Only -- My Whole Self -- Details -- A Train Ride -- Black Girl -- I Am Somebody -- Searching -- Deep South -- A Lingering Smoky Odor -- Too Through -- Just Listen -- The Visit -- Indiana Chronicles -- The Guard Tower -- Shift -- Europe -- Belonging Everywhere -- Flow On -- Leaning into Brown.
Summary, etc.:
"Fearful of violating Indiana's anti-miscegenation laws in the 1940s, E. Dolores Johnson's black father and white mother fled Indianapolis to secretly marry. Johnson searched her father's black genealogy and then was amazed to suddenly realize that her mother's whole white side was missing in family history. Johnson went searching for the white family who did not know she existed. When she found them, it's not just their shock and her mother's shame that have to be overcome, but her own fraught experiences with whites."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Johnson, E. Dolores.
Jackson, Ella Lewis, 1910-2005 > Family.
African Americans > New York (State) > Buffalo > Biography.
African Americans > Race identity.
Jackson family.
Lewis family.
Racially mixed families > New York (State) > Buffalo.
Interracial marriage > New York (State) > Buffalo.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > Race relations.
Indianapolis (Ind.) > Biography.

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