The author’s depiction of the personalities involved was, for me, the strength of this book along with the historical aspects I knew nothing about
Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – 19 February, 2016) was a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist. She is known for her 1961 classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Take My Hand is the story of a young African-American nurse who finds herself administering trial sterilization shots to young African-American girls.
Zora Neale Hurston was an author, anthropologist, and filmmaker. She is known for portraying the racial struggles in the early 1900s American South.
Besides enjoying the sections about places I’ve been to there are several other places that I either always wanted to go to, or discovered in this book.
The Cotillion Brigade: A Novel of the Civil War and the Most Famous Female Militia in American History the story of the Nancy Hart Rifles & Union Col. La Grange
Zelda Fitzgerald (24 July, 1900 – 10 March, 1948) was an American author, painter and socialite. Together with her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, they became the symbol for the Roaring 20s.
The book goes back and forth between the author’s personal account, a look at the jaw dropping corruption which happened on a local level, as well as national, and even worldwide, implications
Booker T. Washington (15 April, 1856 – 14 November, 1915) was a prominent author, educator, politician and orator in America during his lifetime. The last to represent African-American leaders born in slavery, he was a dominant figure in the African-American life from 1890 till his death.