Pride of Family

Four Generations of American Women of Color
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Author(s): Carole Ione
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007
Product Number: EB00153012
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307419194
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Description

"From the moment I read the words [my great-grandmother] Frances Anne Rollin wrote in Boston on January 1, 1868—"The year renews its birth today with all its hopes and sorrows"—she became my beacon, the foremother who would finally share with me our collective past...?#8212;From the Preface Originally published to rave reviews, Pride of Family is the dazzling true story of an upper middle-class African American clan—and four generations of extraordinary women. Carole Ione, rebel daughter from a long line of rebel daughters, traces her heritage from her mother, Leighla, a sad and lovely journalist, actress, and composer; to glamorous grandmother Be-Be, the popular restaurateur and former showgirl; to upright great-aunt Sistonie, one of Washington's first black female physicians; and, finally, to great-grandmother Frances Anne Rollin, the indomitable feminist-abolitionist. It is through her great-grandmother's brilliant diaries that Ione finds enlightenment—a deep connection to the women she cherishes and the proud, glorious history they share.

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CD
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Author(s): Carole Ione
Narrator(s): Carole Ione
Series:
Product Number CF147
Released: Jan 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419346378
eAudio
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Author(s): Carole Ione
Narrator(s): Carole Ione
Series:
Product Number Z1337
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449892715

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