African-American Stories of Triumph Over Adversity: Joy Cometh in the Morning / Edition 1

African-American Stories of Triumph Over Adversity: Joy Cometh in the Morning / Edition 1

by Geraldine Coleman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0897895053

ISBN-13: 9780897895057

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

African-American Stories of Triumph Over Adversity is about ordinary people, born into poverty, violence and abuse, who have forged a path through the dense forest of life. Along the way, they learned to build upon their experiences to create a better way of life for themselves. Their voices are at once personal and political for they speak about the impact

Overview

African-American Stories of Triumph Over Adversity is about ordinary people, born into poverty, violence and abuse, who have forged a path through the dense forest of life. Along the way, they learned to build upon their experiences to create a better way of life for themselves. Their voices are at once personal and political for they speak about the impact of the experience of family, school and community on their emerging self, as well as the psycho-social turmoil created living in a society where the color of one's skin defines one's place in the social order. These are stories of triumph of the human spirit. They are stories of faith, hope, love, strong-will and determination. As one storyteller found, if a person can take the worst thing that could happen to them in life and see that as an event and not their entire life, success will always be on the horizon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897895057
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Part I

Introduction

Long Journey Home: Kangi's Story

Still on High Ground: Joyce's Story

The Truth Shall Set You Free: Steve's Story

A Place to Call Home: Juanita's Story

The Silent Roar of the Lion: Gregory's Story

No Restrictions, No Convictions: Carole's Story

Refuge from the Storm: Edward's Story

Recurring Themes

On Solid Ground I Stand: Family Roots

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Support Systems

Light a Candle and Curse the Darkness: Resistance

Faith Can Move Mountains: Spirituality

Summary, Conclusions and Implications

Bibliography

Index

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