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Smart-Grosvenor, Vertamae

Overview
Works: 45 works in 73 publications in 2 languages and 2,850 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Music  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vBosnian  Fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Reporter, Interviewee, Host
Classifications: E185.6, 791.4372
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Publications about Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Publications by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Most widely held works about Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
 
Most widely held works by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor
Daughters of the dust by Alva Rogers( visu )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North at the dawn of the 20th century
The language you cry in by Alvaro Toepke( visu )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of a burial song of the Mende people 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 337 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
Thursdays and every other Sunday off; a domestic rap by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Goin' to Chicago ( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
A group of longtime Chicago residents returns to Greenville, Mississippi for a reunion with family and friends. Participants talk about their lives and their reasons for moving north. Includes historical footage of Mississippi and Chicago
Vibration cooking, or, The travel notes of a Geechee girl by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
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 106 libraries worldwide
New Orleans ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 98 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
Vibration cooking, or, the travel notes of a Geechee girl by Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 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
El Salvador portraits in a revolution by Betsy Morgan( Computer File )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Documents the unprecedented decision by Salvadoran refugees, after nine years in Honduras, to return home as communities while war was still raging in El Salvador. "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"--Container
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 )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 50 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 15 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 10 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 )
in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"Verta Mae, author of Vibration cooking, discusses her latest book, Thursdays and every other Sunday off."
Daufuskie Island ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 7 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 6 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 6 libraries worldwide
Correspondents' pick ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 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
Miami voices ; Texas portraits ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1986 in No Linguistic Content and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Grosvenor, Vertamae
Grosvenor, Vertamae Smart-
Grosvenor, Vertamae Smith-
Verta Mae
Languages
English (47)
Spanish (1)
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