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Smart-Grosvenor, Vertamae

Overview
Works: 45 works in 83 publications in 2 languages and 3,310 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Music  Ethnographic films  Internet videos  Independent films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Actor, Performer, Interviewee, Reporter, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Publications by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Publications by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
 
Most widely held works by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Daughters of the dust by Alva Rogers( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century
The language you cry in by Alvaro Toepke( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of a Mende burial song brought by slaves to the rice plantations of the Southeast coast of the United States over two hundred years ago, and preserved among the Gullah people there. In the 1930s a pioneering Black linguist, Lorenzo Turner, recognized its origin, and in the 1990s scholars Joe Opala and Cynthia Schmidt discovered that the song was still remembered in a remote village in Sierra Leone. Dramatically demonstrates how African Americans retained links with their African past, and concludes with the visit of the Gullah family which had preserved the song to the Mende village, where villagers re-enact the ancient burial rites for them
Vertamae cooks in the Americas' family kitchen by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Recipes, spiced with Vertamae's anecdotes, humor, and historical insights. The recipes range from the surprising to the happily familiar, from zesty Bahian shrimp creole to the simple pleasures of sweet potato pie. And everything from Hoppin' John to Sunshine Soup to Low Country Red Rice has a story
Goin' to Chicago ( visu )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
"[The film] chronicles the great migration of African Americans from the rural South to the cities in the North and West during and after World War II ... [and] recounts the development of segregated urban northern neighborhoods through the personal stories of Chicagoans born in the Mississippi Delta. They share their bitter recollections of sharecropping, and their adventure north on Highway 61 to Chicago in search of well-paying factory jobs. On Chicago's South Side they built a thriving city-within-a-city. But just as the American Dream was coming into reach, the steel mills and stockyards closed, leaving the new migrants in public housing projects and inner-city despair."--Container
Thursdays and every other Sunday off; a domestic rap by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
El Salvador : portraits in a revolution by Betsy Morgan( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
This film documents the grassroots nature of revolutionary democracy and the courage of the ordinary people of El Salvador. In the 1980s, thousands of Salvadorans were forced to flee their homeland to refugee camps in Honduras. After nine years in the camps, they made a decision unprecedented in refugee history. Against their government's wishes, they returned home as communities while the war was still raging. Against the backdrop of the 12-year civil war, we meet individual refugees and hear their stories of the Repatriation Movement they created. We learn about Father Segundo Montes, one of the Jesuits murdered by the military, who inspired the refugees to rebuild their country. Today, many questions remain about demilitarization, land reform and reconstruction of a more democratic society. This film gives the viewer some of the information necessary to begin to address these questions
Vibration cooking : or, The travel notes of a Geechee girl by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Vibration Cooking was first published in 1970, not long after the term "soul food" gained common use. While critics were quick to categorize her as a proponent of soul food, Smart-Grosvenor wanted to keep the discussion of her cookbook/memoir focused on its message of food as a source of pride and validation of black womanhood and black "consciousness raising." This edition features a foreword by Psyche Williams-Forson placing the book in historical context and discussing Smart-Grosvenor's approach to food and culture. A new preface by the author details how she came to write the book. --from the publisher
Vertamae cooks again : more recipes from the Americas' family kitchen by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
New Orleans ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Tours New Orleans' most popular restaurants to discuss the difference between Cajun and Creole cooking. Shows a jazz funeral, the fun on Bourbon Street and the beauties of the Garden District. Accompanies "Alligator Annie" on an alligator hunt in southern Louisiana's swamps
Will the circle be unbroken? an audio history of the Civil Rights Movement in five Southern communities and the music of those times by George King( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Documentary broadcast in April 1997 on Public Radio International (PRI). The series documents the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgia; Little Rock, Arkansas; Jackson, Mississippi; Montgomery, Alabama and Columbia, South Carolina. Produced for the Southern Regional Council by George King and distributed by Public Radio International. Julian Bond wrote the Prologue and Epilogue
The Black woman in America ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Discussion about four major areas of importance to Black women in America: 1) the role of the Black woman--older vs. younger women, sex vs. race; 2) myths--change when there is none, what is the Black family like; 3) female revolution--influence of the pill; 4) female/oppressed/consumer/exploitation
Black expatriates ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Actress and author Vertamae Grosvenor tells the story of Black expatriates, those Black American writers, musicians, artists, and performers who sought artistic and social freedom in Europe, especially Paris, since the late 19th century. James Baldwin, Josephine Baker, and others describe their struggles for survival and self-expression
Black domestic worker by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Verta Mae, author of Vibration cooking, discusses her latest book, Thursdays and every other Sunday off."
El Salvador : portraits in revolution ( visu )
1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Against the backdrop of the 12-year civil war, we meet individual refugees and hear their stories of the Repatriation movement they created. We learn about Father Segundo Montes, one of the Jesuits murdered by the military, who inspired the refugees to rebuild their country
Daufuskie Island ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Reveals how Daufuskie Island, off the coast of South Carolina, has remained unchanged for centuries. Reports how a developer plans to construct a vacation resort on half of the island. Island natives and developers speculate on the impending changes to the island and its culture
A Walk through Harlem ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Presents a cultural history of New York City's Harlem from the 1920s to the present. Includes interviews with residents who discuss the many dimensions of Harlem, then and now
World tour ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Correspondents' pick ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Twenty-five years later ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of Black actors, producers, and directors in the American film industry. Reporter Vertamae Grosvenor talks to performers about what it is like to be Black and try to survive in Hollywood. Includes sound clips from films featuring Blacks
Personal problems ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This program follows Johnnie Mae Brown (played by author/actress Verta Mae Grosvenor), a nurse's aide, through her dreary hospital workday (a sequence actually filmed in Harlem Hospital), to her rendezvous with her lover Raymon along the woodsy shores of the Hudson, and back home to her unfaithful husband and free-loading relatives. The audience later witnesses Johnnie Mae's delicately balanced life collapse dramatically, although her strength never wanes
 
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Alternative Names
Grosvenor, Vertamae
Grosvenor, Vertamae Smart-
Smart, Vertamae
Verta Mae
Vertamae Grosvenor American culinary anthropologist
Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Languages
English (56)
Spanish (1)
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