Different: Our Universal Longing for Community

Different: Our Universal Longing for Community

by Corinna Fales

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Overview

Different: Our Universal Longing for Community by Corinna Fales

Plunging readers into disturbing and contemporary terrain of the human heart, the author (a daughter of Jewish refugees) interviews individuals from Lincoln University-the first degree-granting historically Black university-where she grew up before passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. From a prominent Black civil-rights leader to the White son of an alleged KKK member, her interviews form an original history that illuminates our strengths and our universal difficulty with diversity.

We have become so guarded and careful-so concerned about saying the wrong thing-that we do not interact or communicate genuinely with each other. Fear and dishonesty, politically disguised as kindness and sensitivity, abort the possibility of real change. But the down-to-earth community portrait that emerges in Different, and the author's realistic and refreshing perspective on the human beings we are, create a breathing space and a way to move forward.

Ever wonder why we have always had a troubled relationship with the fact that we're different-the very fabric of our existence? Here's why, and here's hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781977634276
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2016
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 293,027
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Corinna Fales has been a professional writer and editor since her first freelance assignment for the Library of Congress in 1995, when she formed her company, Corinna Fales Consulting. Since then, in addition to serving organizational and individual freelance clients, she has worked as Assistant to the Editor of an international peer-reviewed journal at Columbia University; and as Special Projects Writer and Senior Writer/Editor for various governmental departments of the City of New York. She lives in Harlem.

Corinna's life has always revolved around diversity, which is her emotional home and has always been at the core of her personal and professional passions. Her publications include both creative and technical pieces, as well as the numerous works she has edited. http://wwwcorinnafales.com; http://www.linkedin.com/in/corinnafales.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Acknowledgments......................................................................................ix
Foreword...................................................................................................xi
I. UNKNOWN TERRAIN 3
1. To My Surprise........................................................................................ 5
2. Lincoln University: The First Degree-Granting HBCU...........................................9
II. THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY 19
3. Yvonne Foster 21
4. Susie Grubb 41
5. Julian Bond 55
6. Austin Scott and Bonnie Suthern 75
7. Jimmy MacRae 97
III. THE VILLAGE COMMUNITY 123
8. Sondra Draper ("Sonne") 125
9. Gene Draper 153
10. Tommy Wilson 169
11. Frankie Weaver 181
IV. THEY WERE ALONE 195
12. Mrs. Drummond and Eddie Benard 197
V. THE LIGHT OF HEART 219
13. Marita Rivero 221
VI. THE BEDROCK AT THE BOTTOM 245
Notes............................................................................................................................... 251
About the Author................................................................................ 253

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