I Didn't Come from Nowhere: A Documentary Life of Marie Cheek Johnson, Daughter of a Slave
Born in 1902 of former slaves, Marie Johnson, nee Mary Jennie Cheek, moved from the cotton fields of North Carolina to Tennessee, graduated from Knoxville College, and went on to a thirty-year career of public service in Philadelphia. Her long and remarkable life served as a source of inspiration to hundreds, and left a legacy of lessons we would all do well to take to heart.
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Chapter Two A Note on the Roots of AfricanAmerican Oppression
Chapter Three The Early Days in Franklin County
Chapter Four Schools Days
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