|Plot Summary of Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights|
|"Best-selling author Tananarive Due, along with her mother Patricia Stephens Due, exposes the ups and downs of the ongoing struggle for equal rights for African-Americans in a society that frequently subjugates them to less-than-first-class status. Mrs. Due was an activist during the turbulent Civil Rights movements of the 50's and 60's. She participated in various sit-ins and jail-ins that sprang up all over the South during the period. Such actions resulted in monumental changes that altered the Southern social landscape. The younger Tananarive, though coming from a later generation, experienced some of the same prejudices and biases as she struggled to chart a career for herself in the South. As a young teen, she witnessed the riots that erupted following the murder by police of an African-American male. Alternating between chapters, mother and daughter provide a revealing look at the South's racially divided past with the hope that such information will serve to make for a better future."
Reginald D. Garrard, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights|
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Political/social rights fight
- minorities fighting for rights
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
If this is a culture clash:
- minority culture living in majority area
ethnic of society (outside)
- American (general)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- wicked white people
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
Is this a biography of several people?
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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