New Hope Risingby Bonita D. Evans
Bernard Scruggs and his family have worked as sharecroppers in Louisiana longer than they wish to remember. The 1910s bring with them a challenge of change, a dare which Bernard is afraid to take. But there is a new hope rising; he sees it in the eyes of his children, he recognizes it in their dreams. Bernard knows all about these dreams and so does his wife Alice. Can such dreams come true? How many times have they heard the words, "Live in hope, die in despair." His son Bubba says the south, "be a death place" and Bernard knows it's true. But, how can he take his family to the cold, cold north. It would be like stepping off of a cliff with no one to catch you.
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If you've ever lived in the south, you'll know how true to life these characters are. Dr Evans brings to life a period that is rarely studied in history. She focuses on the the schism that existed between the young and the old, the past and the future. Students and others who have thought of history as a compilation of boring events acted out by decrepit old men and women, will find this book refreshing. She has taken the fact that most of the people in the great migration were young, and used it to write a story which employs,adventure, voodoo and even murder, to tell the story of how the African-American came north.