The Last Train North

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9780933031838: The Last Train North

In the sequel to the internationally acclaimed "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored"Clifton L. Taulbert takes the reader on a journey out of the segregated South of his childhood and into the explosive era of the 1960s.

This is the story of what happened when, at age 17, Taulbert boarded the Illiniois Central train on one of its last runs out Greenville, Mississippi, to St. Louis, the city of his dreams.

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In the sequel to his universally loved Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, Clifton L. Taulbert takes the reader on a journey out of the segregated South of his childhood and into the explosive era of the 1960s. This is the story of what happened when, at age 17, Taulbert boarded the Illinois Central train on one of its last runs out of Greenville, Mississippi, to St. Louis, the city of his dreams. The reality he found was not what he expected, but it held its own warmth and promise. It was the world of the Lively Stone Church of God and the people who gathered there to sing, worship, and encourage each other as they had down south. It was the world of Brazier's Confectionery, the little black-owned corner grocery store, of the people who lived above the store and worked hard to make their northern dreams come true. Here Taulbert encountered the frustration of second- and third- generation northern blacks who were still barred by color from meaningful jobs and full participation in society. TheLast Train,North 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.

About the Author:

Clifton L. Taulbert, a nationally-acclaimed speaker, has appeared on the Donahue Show, Black Entertainment Television, and NPR, and has been featured in "Time", "Parade Magazine", and other national publications. His first book, "Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored", which celebrates the era in which nurturing families and friends were the hallmark of black communities, was turned into a feature length film. The founder and president of Freemount Marketing, he lives with his wife and two children in Tulsa, OK.

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Taulbert, Clifton M.
Published by Council Oak Books (1994)
ISBN 10: 0933031831 ISBN 13: 9780933031838
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