Just Plain Folks

By Lorraine Johnson-Coleman (Electronic Book, 2000)
Sometimes black history doesn't march, Sometimes black history doesn't shout, Sometimes black history just comes wearily down a dirt road, dragging a cotton sack and wearing a headrag . . . So proclaims Lorraine Johnson-Coleman in this heartwarming collection of stories and essays. Returning to the cotton fields, tobacco barns, and humble dwellings of her ancestral home in the rural South, Johnson-Coleman learned firsthand what is missing from African American history texts: the experience of ordinary people who have led extraordinary lives. The stories she brings together in Just Plain Folks --stories of the sort that have made her a standout among the regular contributors to National Public Radio's Morning Edition--reveal folk culture as a continuum, a vital link to the past that can illuminate the experience of African Americans today.

Sometimes black history doesn't march, Sometimes black history doesn't shout, Sometimes black history just comes wearily down a dirt road, dragging a cotton sack and wearing a headrag . . . So proclaims Lorraine Johnson-Coleman in this heartwarming collection of stories and essays. Returning to the cotton fields, tobacco barns, and humble dwellings of her ancestral home in the rural South, Johnson-Coleman learned firsthand what is missing from African American history texts: the experience of ordinary people who have led extraordinary lives. The stories she brings together in Just Plain Folks --stories of the sort that have made her a standout among the regular contributors to National Public Radio's Morning Edition--reveal folk culture as a continuum, a vital link to the past that can illuminate the experience of African Americans today.

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $8.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780446923606
  • On Sale Date: 06/28/2000
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Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)

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