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Up From Down Home: The Journey North

ByJevoid Simmons

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Every family has a story and each story is a history to be passed on to those who follow. Sometimes a family surviving and thriving rests on decisive action or just plain luck during critical events. This true story shares the challenges of a young African American family as they are forced to become participants in the Great Migration of Black folks out the South in the early 1950s. In this, his first book, the author narrates his family's journey north and ultimately settling in Iowa. Accompanying the book narration are 17 paintings by the author. The colorful paintings, in primitive folk art style, convey a warmth that invites one into situations that can be unsettling, but true to the lived experience of many families. This book will inspire the reader to do their own research and document their family's history and unique stories for current and future generations and not allow them to be lost in time.

Details

Publication Date
May 20, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781949661491
Category
Art & Photography
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Jevoid Simmons

Specifications

Pages
52
Binding
Case Wrap
Interior Color
Color
Dimensions
US Letter Landscape (11 x 8.5 in / 279 x 216 mm)

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