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Author Shakoor, Jordana Y., 1956-

Title Civil rights childhood / Jordana Y. Shakoor
Published Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 216 pages) : illustrations
Series Black women writers
Black women writers series.
Contents Preface; Chapter 1 Son of Mississippi Sharecroppers; Chapter 2 Fear and Discrimination; Chapter 3 Mama's Plantation; Chapter 4 A Colored Soldier; Chapter 5 A Lynching in Money, Mississippi; Chapter 6 Five Little Girls; Chapter 7 Granddaddy Jordan during the Struggle; Chapter 8 A Teacher Takes a Stand; Chapter 9 The Death of a Leader; Chapter 10 Blackballed in Mississippi; Chapter 11 The Last Summer; Chapter 12 Moving to Ohio; Chapter 13 A Schoolteacher
Summary Two voices blend in this poignant memoir from the Civil Rights era in Mississippi--a father's and a daughter's. He was Andrew L. Jordan, a son in a dirt-poor family of sharecroppers near Greenwood. Jordana Shakoor is his little girl who grew up to write this book. In her southern childhood she is just becoming aware of her people's dreadful predicament of loving their homeland but of hating its mistreatment of blacks. Like virtually all other southern black families, the Jordans endured humiliation and fear of white reprisals. The child states that her father rejected the ugly Jim Crow traditi
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Subject Jordan, Andrew L., -1991.
Shakoor, Jordana Y., 1956- -- Childhood and youth.
Jordan family.
African Americans -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Greenwood -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- Greenwood -- History -- 20th century.
Daughters -- United States -- Biography.
Fathers -- United States -- Biography.
Greenwood (Miss.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585212716 (electronic bk.)
1617030929 (electronic bk.)
9780585212715 (electronic bk.)
9781617030925 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)