Love in Black and White

Love in Black and White

A Memoir of Race, Religion, and Romance

Book - 2007
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In a world where it was commonplace to see signs that read "whites only" or "Jews not allowed," William Cohen was born in Bangor, Maine, the eldest son of a Jewish father and a Protestant Irish mother. Janet Langhart, an African-American, was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana by her single parent mother, a Southern Baptist. These two people, from different regions, races, and religions, are both witnesses to and targets of the social tensions of the day. Their stories are rich and profound; at times they are amusing, at others harrowing. Bill would be elected to serve his country as a U.S. Congressman and Senator, and Janet would become a prominent television personality, activist, and highly respected businesswoman and author. Opposites in so many ways--in color, faith and culture--seemingly a bundle of contradictions, they meet in 1974, become friends, and eventually marry in 1996, in the U.S. Capitol.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2007.
ISBN: 9780742558212
0742558215
Branch Call Number: B Cohen
Characteristics: xiii, 373 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Janet Langhart 1941-

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