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Author Johnson, E. Dolores, author.

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

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, [2020]
©2020
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction-NEW  306.8509747 JOH    DUE 10-12-20
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Description xiii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 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 "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 -- Buffalo -- Biography.
African Americans -- Race identity.
Jackson family.
Lewis family.
Racially mixed families -- New York -- Buffalo.
Interracial marriage -- New York -- Buffalo.
Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Race relations.
Indianapolis (Ind.) -- Biography.
Added Title Family memoir of race, secrets, and love
Say I am dead
ISBN 9781641602747 (cloth)
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