Contains stories of older black women. Containing photographs of these women, this title intends to offer some answers to the question of Black survival.
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Twenty heart-felt narratives of survival and courage
Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of AwardFrom the Inside Flap:
"[This] excellent book offers moving portraits of women whose lives have previously received little notice. Their attainments deserve to be recorded, for their sake and as a demonstration of how a repressed people live with dignity and hope."
"Hope and Dignity proves that there can be trust and truth between women; that a brutally racist society can damage but not completely deaden the giving heart."
—Women's Review of Books
"An overlooked chapter in American black history earns fresh attention in Hope and Dignity.... Highly recommended."
—Los Angeles Times
"I haven't been so touched since reading Studs Terkel's Hard Times. The voices of Mrs. Wilson's women are so authentic and eloquent that I kept wishing to have been along with the documentarian's camera, to capture their faces as they told their stories."
"These are warm and heartening oral autobiographies."
"This moving oral history examines the lives of 20 extraordinary older black women from North Carolina. By letting her subjects speak largely for themselves, Wilson creates a varied and inspiring tapestry.... Sensitive photographs acompany each chapter.... Highly recommended."
"Utilizing oral history interviews and sensitive photographs, the compilers have reconstructed for readers the lives and characters of 27 elderly black women in the South from all walks of life. The result is less a story of victimization than it is a celebration of human courage, persistence, and nobility."
—Journal of Southern History
"This book is inspiring. Black women [born]... 60, 70, and 80 years ago had seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but here are some who overcame much. These women are impressive, and this is a needed chronicle.... Hope and Dignity is a hymn to the human spirit."
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Book Description Temple University Press, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good+. Light hi-liting to text, wrap uncreased, tight and clean. ; Trade PB; 8vo; 198 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 21050
Book Description Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 1983. Hardcover. xxii, 200p., first printing. signed by both the author and the photographer, dj. Focuses primarily on North Carolina. Bookseller Inventory # 18940
Book Description Temple University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Good Plus hardcover. No DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show light edge wear with rubbing/light scuffing. Binding is tight, strong. Ex-Library with usual markings. Remainder Mark; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!. Bookseller Inventory # 111705110059
Book Description Temple University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0877222266