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.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $8.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446960526

    • On Sale Date: 06/28/2000

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

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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: 9780446960526
  • On Sale Date: 06/28/2000
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