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A rare publishing event, A Summer Remembered will be enjoyed by both young people and adults alike. A Summer Remembered tells the charming story of an African-American childhood in the Appalachian region of Western North Carolina. A delightful coming-of-age memoir, A Summer Remembered is the true story of the summer of 1956 when the author turned twelve years old, and his first-cousin Ike, who is already twelve, comes to visit for the whole summer. Ike is sent to Morganton, away from his hometown of Durham, North Carolina, because during the school year he came under the influence of a gang of tough boys. He is sent to spend the summer with his grandfather, DePapa, who is strict, morally upright, and church going. Ike's parents also hope that he will benefit from the good behavior of his cousin Johnny, the author. As the story reveals, its not clear who has influenced whom by the time the summer is over. A Summer Remembered also tells the story of the African-American community that has lived in the Appalachian region of Western North Carolina since slavery. It specifically recounts how one African-American family in this community, the Flemings, emerged from slavery to build a strong family line that still survives.
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John Fleming was born in North Carolina. He attended both college and graduate school where he earned both the master's and doctorate in American History. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa. He has published three books and over 45 articles and chapters in books. He has served as President of the Ohio Museums Association and the Association of African American Museums. He was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of the Interior to serve on the National Underground Railroad Advisory Commission. President George W. Bush named him to the National Museum of African American History and Culture Presidential Commission.Review:
It takes the reader back to a world that was controlled by race both at work and in the community. --Phil Durr, S.M. Publications, July 2005
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