When We Were Colored

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Overview

"A bittersweet story about love, community, and family—and the difference they made in the life of one young man."—The New York Times Book Review.

In this beautifully evocative tale of life in the segregated South, the author of The Last Train North looks back at his "colored" childhood with deep pride, striking honesty, and unusual affection. Soon to be released as a major film from BET Pictures, directed by Tim Reid and starring ...

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Overview

"A bittersweet story about love, community, and family—and the difference they made in the life of one young man."—The New York Times Book Review.

In this beautifully evocative tale of life in the segregated South, the author of The Last Train North looks back at his "colored" childhood with deep pride, striking honesty, and unusual affection. Soon to be released as a major film from BET Pictures, directed by Tim Reid and starring Richard Roundtree and Phylicia Rashad. Photos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Taulbert reflects on his childhood in the segregated but amiable town of Glen Allan, Miss., during the 1950s and his move in 1963 to St. Louis, where he eventually founded his own marketing company. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140244779
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 719,341
  • Product dimensions: 5.09 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Clifton Taulbert is the author of three memoirs: Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, the basis for the critically acclaimed feature film by the same name; The Last Train North, Watching Our Crops Come In, and most recently, Little Cliff and the Porch People. He was the recipient of the 27th annual NAACP Image Award for Literature, and was also one of the first African-American writers to win the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Nonfiction.

Time magazine named him one of America's outstanding black entrepreneurs. He is an acclaimed speaker who lectures around the world to schools, educators, businesses, and professional groups on the subject of the Eight Habits of the Heart.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One Poppa, Black Buddha of the South

Chapter Two Long Brown Stockings and Colored Debutantes

Chapter Three Colored People, Just Passing Time

Chapter Four Luggage, Legs and Gorgeous Colored Women

Chapter Five Fear, and Hope: Childhood Memories

Chapter Six The Ice Man

Chapter Seven Colored Politics in a Small Southern Town

Chapter Eight Some Glad Morning, Some Glad Day, I'll Fly Away

Chapter Nine The End of a Season

Chapter Ten All in a Day's Work

Chapter Eleven Dreams, Trains and Other Things

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    Adrianne Conway

    Taulbert's story has really captured my attetntion on colored people in Mississippi. It was very inspiring and touching.

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