Just Plain Folks

By Lorraine Johnson-Coleman (Electronic Book, 2000)
Sometimes black history doesn't march. Sometimes black historydoesn't shout. Sometimes black history just comes wearily down a dirtroad, dragging a cotton sack and wearing a headrag....""

So proclaims Lorraine Johnson-Coleman in this heartwarming collection ofstories and essays. Returning to the cotton fields, tobacco barns, andhumble dwellings of her ancestral home in the rural South, Johnson-Coleman learned firsthand what is missing from African Americanhistory texts: the experience of ordinary people who have ledextraordinary lives.

The stories she brings together in "Just Plain Folks" -- stories ofthe sort that have made her a standout among the regular contributors toNational Public Radio's "Morning Edition" -- reveal folk culture asa continuum, a vital link to the past that can illuminate the experienceof African Americans today.

Sometimes black history doesn't march. Sometimes black historydoesn't shout. Sometimes black history just comes wearily down a dirtroad, dragging a cotton sack and wearing a headrag....""

So proclaims Lorraine Johnson-Coleman in this heartwarming collection ofstories and essays. Returning to the cotton fields, tobacco barns, andhumble dwellings of her ancestral home in the rural South, Johnson-Coleman learned firsthand what is missing from African Americanhistory texts: the experience of ordinary people who have ledextraordinary lives.

The stories she brings together in "Just Plain Folks" -- stories ofthe sort that have made her a standout among the regular contributors toNational Public Radio's "Morning Edition" -- reveal folk culture asa continuum, a vital link to the past that can illuminate the experienceof African Americans today.

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $8.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780446920247
  • On Sale Date: 06/28/2000
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