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Cotton Fields and Crazy Notions: A Daughter Remembers Life in a Sharecroppers Family Gloria Rochelle

Cotton Fields and Crazy Notions: A Daughter Remembers Life in a Sharecroppers Family

Gloria Rochelle

Published May 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781475045642
Paperback
136 pages
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In this remarkable memoir, retired nurse and African American patriot Gloria Rochelle details her life as a youngster growing up in the deepest part of the Deep South during the 1940s and 50s. Gripping in scope, intimate in detail, Glorias storyMoreIn this remarkable memoir, retired nurse and African American patriot Gloria Rochelle details her life as a youngster growing up in the deepest part of the Deep South during the 1940s and 50s. Gripping in scope, intimate in detail, Glorias story is a testament to the joy and laughter, the struggles and heartaches of a sharecroppers family thrust into the middle of the Civil Rights Movement at first by virtue of their birth dates and then by virtue of a federal call to justice. Walk with Gloria across Pettus Bridge during the Selma to Montgomery March- attend her as she hears the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his church- stand in line at his bier with her after he is gunned down. And find out why Gloria believes Governor George Wallace may have received a fly-in-amber bum rap in todays history books. If you think you know everything there is to know about this particular time in history, youre in for some pulse-raising surprises... and more than a few unexpected tears. You cant know a man or a woman until youve walked in their and-me-down, slit-open-at-the-toes shoes. Lose yourself in a period of history that is endlessly fascinating, a cause that appeared all-but-futile from Dixielands African American perspective. But they just kept marching, kept believing, kept dying, and kept praying. Today President Barack Obama stands as stark testimony to the continuing promise of the hard-won legacies that people like Gloria Rochelle helped make happen.