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The song and the silence : a story about family, race, and what was revealed in a small town in the Mississippi Delta while searching for Booker Wright / Yvette Johnson.

Johnson, Yvette, (author.).

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Dorchester - Summerville Branch 305.896 JOH (Text) 30018005403361 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Indian Land Branch 305.896 JOH (Text) 30553103358430 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Lancaster - Lancaster Branch 305.896 JOH (Text) 30553103357143 Adult Non-Fiction Storage -
Williamsburg - Hemingway 305.89 JOHNSON (Text) 32957000141930 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Williamsburg - Kingstree 305.89 JOHNSON (Text) 32957000141963 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781476754949
  • ISBN: 1476754942
  • ISBN: 9781476754956
  • ISBN: 1476754950
  • Physical Description: xx, 315 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Places in time -- Where he was king -- Scattered -- A yellow gal -- Part II. Family -- Black is beautiful -- Coming to terms -- "Get off this place" -- Part III. Surface of the deep -- Colorless -- A catalyst -- A place for the planter class -- Part IV. Some sort of charm -- A magical town -- A not-so magical town -- Making a movement -- Part V. The delta -- From the cotton fields to the football fields -- Fever -- Town on fire -- A self-portrait -- Part VI. Mothers -- A crack in the world -- A specific kind of pain -- A history lesson -- Part VII. The river's Eden -- A place to descend to -- Descendants of master and slave -- Booker's place -- Deconstructing a racist -- Part VIII. A twisted strand -- Quiet years -- A murder story -- Greenwood -- Part IX. Inheritance -- Booker's song -- Remembering.
Summary, etc.:
In this moving memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to the Mississippi Delta to uncover the true story of her late grandfather Booker Wright whose extraordinary act of courage would change both their lives forever.
Subject: Wright, Booker.
Johnson, Yvette > Family.
African Americans > Mississippi > Greenwood > Biography.
Murder victims > Mississippi > Greenwood > Biography.
Racism > Mississippi > Greenwood > History > 20th century.
Greenwood (Miss.) > Race relations > History > 20th century.

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