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We hated them because they were terrible landlords, and did not take care of the building. A coat of paint, a broken window, a stopped sink, a stopped toilet, a sagging floor, a broken ceiling, a dangerous stairwell, the question of garbage disposal, the question of heat and cold, of roaches and rats--all questions of life and death for the poor, and especially for those with children--we had to cope with all of these as best we could. Our parents were lashed to futureless jobs, in order to pay the outrageous rent.
- Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
- The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity
- Black White and Jewish
Over the last several decades, an astonishing phenomenon has developed: a Jewish rebirth of sorts occurring throughout Africa. Different ethnic groups proclaim that they are returning to long forgotten Jewish roots and African clans trace their lineage to the Lost Tribes of Israel. This book addresses the elaboration and the development of Jewish identities by Africans.
Black White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
Sign up for our newsletters! On my first birthday I am given my favorite foods: chitterlings and chocolate cake. Daddy goes to Estelle's, the soul food place on the other side of town where he is the only white customer, and brings me home a large order of the pig intestines. Mama puts me in my big wooden high chair with the smooth curved piping, and then feeds me one slimy pale gray glob after another while Daddy sits at the table, grinning. After I have eaten all of the chitterlings, Mama has to peel my tiny fingers from the container to make me let it go. Then she sets a chocolate cake with a big number one candle sticking up from the middle down in front of me, singing "Happy Birthday" softly, so that only I can hear. For a few seconds Mama and Daddy wait, expectant and wide-eyed, to see what I'll do.
Reading Guide. Aug 10, Minutes Pre-Order. The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a triumph of love over hate. But after her parents divorced, leaving her a lonely only child ferrying between two worlds that only seemed to grow further apart, Rebecca was no longer sure what she represented. Rebecca Walker has received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and activism. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and publications; in addition to the international bestseller Black, White, and Jewish, her books include Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After… More about Rebecca Walker.
The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity
In this biography, Rebecca Walker tells her story of growing up as the daughter of Mississippi's first legal interracial marriage. In addition, her mother is well known writer, poet and playwright, Alice Walker. Rebecca Walker's personal story draws the reader in from the beginning, as she describes life in Mississippi, starting with her first birthday. Then, the family moves to New York, where both of her parents continue their involvement in the civil rights movement. Walker writes about her relationship with her father's white, Jewish family, those that accept her and those that hold her at a safe distance. As a young girl, much of this separation fails to make sense.
Black White and Jewish
He had been convicted of the murder of Mary Phagan, a young white woman who worked in the Atlanta pencil factory managed by Frank. In a tumultuous trial in Frank's main accuser was Jim Conley, an African American employee in the factory. Was Frank guilty? In our time a martyr's aura falls over Frank as a victim of religious and regional bigotry. The unending controversy has inspired debates, movies, books, songs, and theatrical productions.
Reading Guide. Aug 10, Minutes Pre-Order. The Civil Rights movement brought author Alice Walker and lawyer Mel Leventhal together, and in their daughter, Rebecca, was born. Some saw this unusual copper-colored girl as an outrage or an oddity; others viewed her as a symbol of harmony, a triumph of love over hate.