Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice

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University of Wisconsin Press
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6.2 X 9.1 X 1.2 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author
Sylvia Bell White was born in Milwaukee in 1930 and raised in Louisiana. She migrated to Milwaukee at seventeen and now lives near Milwaukee. Jody LePage met White in 1973 when both were selling vegetables at a farmers' market in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an independent historian with a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives and works in the Madison area.
"A fascinating biography, adding important insight into the African American experience in Wisconsin as well as the broader histories of migration, race, and employment in the twentieth-century United States."--William P. Jones, author of The Tribe of Black Ulysses: African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South
"A vivid and moving story, Sylvia Bell White's life tracks the roots and routes of many working-class black people of her generation. But she also shows her vibrant individuality, her refusal to be the typical or the representative woman, her determination to be herself."--William L. Andrews, series editor and coeditor of The Norton Anthology of African American Literature
"If you're looking for something that's different, powerful, and sometimes delightful, then you're going to love this book."--The Washington Informer

"White's story . . . is a powerful and moving one told in the voice of the remarkable woman who lived it."

"LePage intersperses richly researched historical context on the twentieth-century African American experience . . . . [and] helps convey and lend context to Bell White's deep convictions about family, education and racism."--Madison Magazine