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

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Random House Publishing Group, Apr 2, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
Patricia Stephens Due fought for justice during the height of the Civil Rights era. Her daughter, Tananarive, grew up deeply enmeshed in the values of a family committed to making right whatever they saw as wrong. Together, in alternating chapters, they have written a paean to the movement—its hardships, its nameless foot soldiers, and its achievements—and an incisive examination of the future of justice in this country. Their mother-daughter journey spanning two generations of struggles is an unforgettable story.
 

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FREEDOM IN THE FAMILY: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights

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Two generations of civil-rights insights from an activist in her 60s and her daughter, a newspaper reporter turned novelist (The Living Blood, 2001, etc.).Eschewing the broad-brush approach of many ... Read full review

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Novelist Tananarive is noted for works like The Black Rose; her mother, Patricia, was a civil rights activist with CORE. In alternate chapters, they detail their struggles against racial ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Tananarive Due is a former features writer for the Miami Herald. She has written many highly acclaimed novels, including The Black Rose and My Soul to Keep. She received a 2002 American Book Award for her novel The Living Blood. Ms. Due makes her home in Longview, Washington, with her husband, novelist Steven Barnes.

Patricia Stephens Due was a civil rights activist with CORE while attending Florida A&M University. In 1960, based on her nonviolent stand during a landmark “jail-in,” she received the prestigious Gandhi Award. She is married to a civil rights lawyer, has three daughters, and continues to work for change in America. Over the years, she has conducted civil rights workshops and re-enactments for colleges, public schools, civic groups, and churches. She lives in Miami, Florida, with her husband, John Due.

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