The author raises questions about why the fervent commitment to the emancipation of African Americans was nearly forgotten by his family, exploring the racial attitudes in the author’s upbringing and the ingrained racism that still plagues our nation today.
Examining the legacy of racial mixing in Indian Territory through the land and lives of two families, one of Cherokee Freedman descent and one of Muscogee Creek heritage, Darnella Davis’s memoir writes a new chapter in the history of racial mixing on the frontier.
Ethnic Identity in Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez
By Michael Nieto Garcia
$34.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-5232-3 January 2016
“An important contribution to the study of American life writing and an invaluable reassessment of the work of Richard Wright and Richard Rodriguez.”—Robert J. Butler, coeditor of TheRichardWrightEncyclopedia
Alongside the story of Nana Oseijeman Adefunmi's development as an artist, religious leader, and founder of several African-influenced religio-cultural projects, Hucks weaves historical and sociological analyses of the relationship between black cultural nationalism and reinterpretations of the meaning of Africa from within the African American community.