The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition: Race and Redemption in the New South

The Best of Enemies, Movie Edition: Race and Redemption in the New South

by Osha Gray Davidson

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C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil rights fight. During the 1960s, as the country struggled with the explosive issue of race, Ellis and Atwater met on opposite sides of the public school integration issue. Their encounters were charged with hatred and suspicion. In an amazing set of transformations, however, each of them came to see how the other had been exploited by the South's rigid power structure, and they forged a friendship that flourished against a backdrop of unrelenting bigotry.

Now a major motion picture, The Best of Enemies offers a vivid portrait of a relationship that defied all odds. View the movie trailer here:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469646619
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 211,462
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Osha Gray Davidson is a journalist and author most recently of Clean Break: The Story of Germany's Energy Transformation and What Americans Can Learn From It.

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This eloquent blend of history and advocacy journalism ends with a follow-up on the major figures and—with that rarest quality in a book on race in America—a reason for hope.—Kirkus Reviews

Mr. Davidson's book provides a brilliant beginning for understanding the South's many poor sons and daughters, black and white.—Dallas Morning News

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