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Pride of Family

Four Generations of American Women of Color

Harlem Moon Classics

by Carole Ione

eBook

1 of 1 copy available

"From the moment I read the words [my great-grandmother] Frances Anne Rollin wrote in Boston on January 1, 1868--"The year renews its birth today with all its hopes and sorrows"--she became my beacon, the foremother who would finally share with me our collective past . . . --From the Preface

Originally published to rave reviews, Pride of Family is the dazzling true story of an upper middle-class African American clan--and four generations of extraordinary women. Carole Ione, rebel daughter from a long line of rebel daughters, traces her heritage from her mother, Leighla, a sad and lovely journalist, actress, and composer; to glamorous grandmother Be-Be, the popular restaurateur and former showgirl; to upright great-aunt Sistonie, one of Washington's first black female physicians; and, finally, to great-grandmother Frances Anne Rollin, the indomitable feminist-abolitionist. It is through her great-grandmother's brilliant diaries that Ione finds enlightenment--a deep connection to the women she cherishes and the proud, glorious history they share.


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Publisher: Crown/Archetype

Kindle Book

  • Release date: December 18, 2007

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  • ISBN: 9780307419194
  • Release date: December 18, 2007

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  • ISBN: 9780307419194
  • File size: 405 KB
  • Release date: December 18, 2007


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"From the moment I read the words [my great-grandmother] Frances Anne Rollin wrote in Boston on January 1, 1868--"The year renews its birth today with all its hopes and sorrows"--she became my beacon, the foremother who would finally share with me our collective past . . . --From the Preface

Originally published to rave reviews, Pride of Family is the dazzling true story of an upper middle-class African American clan--and four generations of extraordinary women. Carole Ione, rebel daughter from a long line of rebel daughters, traces her heritage from her mother, Leighla, a sad and lovely journalist, actress, and composer; to glamorous grandmother Be-Be, the popular restaurateur and former showgirl; to upright great-aunt Sistonie, one of Washington's first black female physicians; and, finally, to great-grandmother Frances Anne Rollin, the indomitable feminist-abolitionist. It is through her great-grandmother's brilliant diaries that Ione finds enlightenment--a deep connection to the women she cherishes and the proud, glorious history they share.


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