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

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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
Acknowledgments
Pt. IMetamorphosis1
1Introduction3
2Long Journey Home: Kangi's Story11
3Still on High Ground: Joyce's Story33
4The Truth Shall Set You Free: Steve's Story47
5A Place to Call Home: Juanita's Story61
6The Silent Roar of the Lion: Gregory's Story69
7No Restrictions, No Convictions: Carole's Story87
8Refuge from the Storm: Edward's Story99
Pt. IIRecurring Themes113
9On Solid Ground I Stand: Family Roots115
10It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Support System127
11Light a Candle and Curse the Darkness: Resistance151
12Faith Can Move Mountains: Spirituality159
13Summary, Conclusions and Implications165
Bibliography175
Index181

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