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Negroland : a memoir

Author: Margo Jefferson; Robin Miles
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015] ℗2015
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, this is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture seen through the prism of Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing and education among a Black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the Black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in upper-crust Black Chicago, where her father  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks collection
Anecdotes
Audiobooks
Autobiographies
Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Margo Jefferson; Jefferson family.; Jefferson family.; Margo Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Margo Jefferson; Robin Miles
ISBN: 9781504681544 1504681541 9781504681568 : 1504681568
OCLC Number: 926106240
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Robin Miles.
Description: 7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: by Margo Jefferson.

Abstract:

At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, this is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture seen through the prism of Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing and education among a Black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the Black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in upper-crust Black Chicago, where her father was head of pediatrics at Provident (at the time the nation's oldest Black hospital) and her mother a socialite, Margo Jefferson has spent most of her life among (call them what you will) the colored aristocracy, the colored elite, the blue-vein society. Since the nineteenth century, they have stood apart, these inhabitants of Negroland, "a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty. "Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments-- the civil-rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of postracial America-- Margo Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heartwrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance.

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