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Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights Book Review Summary

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Best-selling author Tananarive Due, along with her mother Patricia Stephens Due, exposes the ups and downs of the ongoing struggle for equal rights for African-Americans in a society that frequently subjugates them to less-than-first-class status. Mrs. Due was an activist during the turbulent Civil Rights movements of the 50's and 60's. She participated in various sit-ins and jail-ins that sprang up all over the South during the period. Such actions resulted in monumental changes that altered the Southern social landscape. The younger Tananarive, though coming from a later generation, experienced some of the same prejudices and biases as she struggled to chart a career for herself in the South. As a young teen, she witnessed the riots that erupted following the murder by police of an African-American male. Alternating between chapters, mother and daughter provide a revealing look at the South's racially divided past with the hope that such information will serve to make for a better future.
The review of this Book prepared by Reginald D. Garrard








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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   minorities fighting for rights Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Black    -   American (general) If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Ethnicity    -   Black Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 ()

Writing Style

If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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