The Song and the Silence

The Song and the Silence

A Story About Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in A Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright

Book - 2017
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"In this...memoir, Yvette Johnson travels to the Mississippi Delta to uncover the true story of her later grandfather, whose extraordinary act of courage changed both their live. "Have to keep that smile," Booker Wright said in the 1966 NBC documentary Mississippi: A Self-Portrait. At the time, Wright spent his evenings waiting tables for whites at a local restaurant and his mornings running his own business. The ripple effect from his remarks would cement Booker as a civil rights icon because he did the unthinkable: before a national audience, Wright described what life truly was like for the black people of Greenwood, Mississippi"--Dust jacket.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2017.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476754956
1476754950
9781476754949
1476754942
9781476754963
Branch Call Number: 305.896 Joh
Characteristics: xx, 315 pages ; 24 cm

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