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Essie Mae Washington-Williams worked as a teacher in the Los Angeles school district for twenty-seven years. The mother of four children, grandmother of thirteen, and great-grandmother of four, she lives in Los Angeles.
I give this book 5 stars. I like reading stories about the south. This book gives you a history of the south as told by Mrs Essie Mae Washington Williams. Read morePublished 16 days ago by jody
The story line itself is sad but true. Able to understand the struggles a bit better. Required reading for Mixed Race Women's Memoirs classPublished 17 days ago by Jeri
This was a true family story, though sad as Essie was not part of her father's life. It showed a different side of Strom Thurmond.Published 22 days ago by Lynn Kazimir
Good read. We forget so easy how lives at that time were so fragile. Essie Mae did a good job of describing the tribulations minorities had to endure.Published 1 month ago by audiogirl53
Wonderful book and detailed insight from the author. I do have a feeling that she did romanticize her father but I am glad she found her peace in the end.Published 2 months ago by YOLANDA A
MY NAME IS RONALD J WILLIAMS - ESSIE MAE WAS MY MOTHER!
I ENJOYED THE BOOK AND I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO OTHERS.
Great Book. I would recommend this book for anyone interested in insight about how "our peculiar institution" generations into the future resulted in some peculiar American... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bered
Excellent personal book that draws on the times and events of Ms.
Williams relationship with her father. I would recommend the book to my friends.
An intelligent understanding of how wrong the senator's postition was while at the same timer mixed with the love for a father.Published 6 months ago by David H Spencer