Once upon a Time, When We Were Colored
By (author) Clifton L. Taulbert
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Once upon a Time, When We Were Colored by Clifton L. Taulbert
Book DescriptionIn this beautifully evocative tale of life in the segregated South, Clifton L. Taulbert looks back at his "colored" childhood with deep pride, striking honesty, and unusual affection. Undaunted by the segregation, Taulbert's aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, and friends are a loving, dignified, and humorous lot. Together they instill in young Taulbert a deep sense of community, optimism, and self-worth. Whether trying to pick 200 pounds of cotton in one day, eagerly awaiting the yearly arrival of the minstrel show and the chance to see the beautiful colored ladies on stage, or learning a life lesson from his grandfather, Taulbert had faith that, despite the hardships of his young life, he could realize his dreams.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140244779
(178mm x 127mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Clifton L. Taulbert
Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators, Paperback (April 2006)
Offers principles that can transform the lives of the teachers, students, administrators, and staff within the school. This book explains the Eight Habits-nurturing attitude, dependability, responsibility, friendship, high expectations, courage, and hope - and how educators can implement them into their own lives and the life of their school.
Last Train North, Hardback (October 1998)» View all books by Clifton L. Taulbert
In this sequel to One Upon a Time When We Were Colored, the author takes readers on a journey out of the segregated South of his childhood and into the explosive era of the 1960s. It is the story of one naive and hopeful "colored boy" struggling to become the strong, successful black man his southern community had sent him north to be.
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Author Biography - Clifton L. Taulbert
Clifton Taulbert is the author of three memoirs: Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, the basis for the critically acclaimed feature film by the same name; The Last Train North, Watching Our Crops Come In, and most recently, Little Cliff and the Porch People. He was the recipient of the 27th annual NAACP Image Award for Literature, and was also one of the first African-American writers to win the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Nonfiction.Time magazine named him one of America's outstanding black entrepreneurs. He is an acclaimed speaker who lectures around the world to schools, educators, businesses, and professional groups on the subject of the Eight Habits of the Heart.
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