Separate Pasts: Growing Up White in the Segregated South

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The author recounts his childhood in 1950s North Carolina and explains how his friendships with Blacks his own age and older changed his outlook on segregation

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Melton A. McLaurin is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the author of "Separate Pasts: Growing Up White in the Segregated South" for which he received the Lillian Smith Award, and "Celia, a Slave" (both Georgia).

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Vivid episodes and character sketches . . . Shows both sides of a society that could be cruel and paternalistic, oppressive and benevolent.

(Chicago Tribune)

Makes an adolescent's confusions illuminate much of the moral confusion of white society.

(The Nation)

A[n] affecting autobiography . . . It is a dispatch from a time that mercifully is no more. That such a statement can be made is tribute not merely to the blacks who fought against the old ways but to the whites such as McLaurin who learned from them.

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