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The ties that bind : a memoir of race, memory, and redemption

Author: Bertice Berry
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this poignant memoir, best-selling author Bertice Berry uncovers her family's true history and gains a new appreciation for the complexities of American slavery--determining to move beyond bitterness to a more nuanced portrait of race relations.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bertice Berry; John Henry Freeman; John Hunn; Bertice Berry
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bertice Berry
ISBN: 9780767924146 0767924142
OCLC Number: 232129375
Description: xiii, 205 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: Memory --
The gift --
Pain before beauty --
Burdens down, Lord, burdens down --
Part II: Race --
Songs of freedom --
My native land --
Setting the captives free --
Set the captives free --
Part III: Redemption --
Free your mind --
Go back to move forward --
The aftermath --
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child --
Family ties --
Family matters, color counts --
When history repeats itself --
Purpose through spirit.
Responsibility: Bertice Berry.
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In this poignant memoir, best-selling author Bertice Berry uncovers her family's true history and gains a new appreciation for the complexities of American slavery--determining to move beyond bitterness to a more nuanced portrait of race relations.

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