The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing

The Dawn at My Back: Memoir of a Black Texas Upbringing
Author: Carroll Parrott Blue
Language English
Pages: 303
ISBN10: 0292709137
Genre: Biography
Goodreads Rating: 4.57
ISBN13: 9780292709133
Published: January 1st 2003 by University of Texas Press

Individual lives, viewed through the right lens, can reveal the essence of a time and place with startling clarity. In this innovative memoir, filmmaker Carroll Parrott Blue turns her lens on her mother's and her own lives as African American women in the segregated South before and during the Civil Rights era. This mother-daughter story foregrounds two strong women who fought institutionalized racism - one through community activism, the other through artistic creativity - even as the effects of racism and their differing responses to it frayed the very fabric of their relationship.