An Angel's View: My Grandmother’S Love, Life, and Legacy: the Memoir of Ellen Cordelia Saunders

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iUniverse, Oct 22, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 174 pages

Throughout the ages and stages of American history, grandmothers have been the guardians of the generations, the dispensers of wisdom, the instillers of pride and dignity, the conveyors of important religious values, the financial and emotional supporters of the family during times of need, and the promoters of cultural standards and traditions. From Maya Angelou to Martin Luther King Jr. to Oprah Winfrey, the success of many African Americans can be traced back to the love and support of a grandmother. Author Reginald E. Hicks is no exception.

For Hicks, An Angels View began as a labor of love to chronicle the life of his own beloved grandmother, from her birth on the family farm in rural New Kent County, Virginia in 1923; through her personal, social, and political trials and tribulations; to her quickly approaching eighty-ninth birthday. However, his humble commemoration eventually blossomed into an emotional story of love, betrayal, triumph, and tragedy embedded in a riveting and dynamic Southern history. Through this exceptional work, Hicks makes a unique and valuable contribution to his family and to the world of black literature.

 

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Contents

In My Grandmothers House
1
1 My Childhood Home
23
2 My School Days
40
3 My Married Life
58
4 My Spiritual Life
76
5 My Twilight Years
93
Appendix
113
Notes
159
Back Cover
164
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Reginald E. Hicks, the author of Hidden in the Shadow of Truth, has earned master’s degrees in theology, African American studies, and secondary education. He has taught high school sociology and world geography for eighteen years and has previously worked in treatment centers and group homes for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. He currently resides in Hampton, Virginia.

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