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All We Had Was Each Other / Edition 1

All We Had Was Each Other / Edition 1


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253334282
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/01/1998
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Don Wallis, a native of Madison, Indiana, is a writer, teacher, and editor of a country newspaper in Vevay, Indiana. He is the author of Harlan Hubbard and the River: A Visionary Life and editor of Payne Hollow Journal, Shantyboat Journal, and Oyo: An Ohio River Anthology.

Table of Contents

I. All We Had Was Each Other

Elsie Perry Payne: We Belonged to the Community
Jim Lewis: Everybody Was My Family
John Coleman: Measures of Success
Pat Cosby: Grateful For My Blackness

II. The Struggle Makes You Strong
Evan Guess: Together in Strength
Betty Inskeep: Self Respect
Will Cosby: Hard Times and Good Times
Bill Guess: The Meaning of the Broadway School
Norval Johnson: The Story of My Life
Bernard Jenkins: They Needed Me, So I Stayed Home
Harriet Wells: Civil Rights
Frank Inskeep: Together We Did Some Good

III. The Nurturing Community

Chorus of Voices: Reverend Gaines Was Everything to Us
Carol Cosby Guess: The Community Made Me What I Am
Charles O’Banion: My Home
Grace Humes and John Humes: The Community Would Correct You
Norman O’Banion: Homemade Games
Mary Stewart, Sue Livers, Karen Douglas: Everybody’s Children
Allen Watson: Progress
Denise Carter: The Struggle Goes On

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this outstanding books a couple of years ago, while going to Hanover College. My sociology professor at the time asked us to do a series of book reports on minority groups. Being that I was going to school in the same town as the book takes place, I was drawn to the story. At first, it was just another class assignment, but when I got into the book I wanted to know more! I looked up the different parts of the neighborhood and even went to see the areas that were being spoken of. This book lets you look into the lives of real people going through real life struggles. You feel the strength and closeness of this small town community with every turn of a page. You can picture the places that are mentioned. You can feel the determination, hope, and sadness of the genuine people telling their stories. It meant alot more to me being that I am an Indiana native who was going to school in this small town, but anyone that reads this book will be left with the strong presence of these fine people!