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Author Sellers, Bakari, 1984- author.

Title My vanishing country : a memoir / Bakari Sellers.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  328.73 SEL    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  B SELLERS    AVAILABLE
 Cortland Comm Lib Adult Biography - COLY-12  BIO SEL    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Biography - DKLY-12  B SEL    ON HOLDSHELF
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  328.73 SEL    AVAILABLE
 Fossil Ridge PL - Main Adult Non Fiction - FRBB-2  B SELLERS    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Biography - FPLY-13  B SELLERS BAKARI    AVAILABLE
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Biography - HDBB-1  B SELLE    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  B SELLERS    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Non Fiction - MRBB-3  B SELLERS B SEL    DUE 01-19-21

Order cancelled for North Suburban Roscoe - NSRY-11.
Edition First edition.
Description 226 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Black, country, and proud -- The wounds have not healed: "don't be a dead hero" -- Black and forgotten -- School daze: the making of a Morehouse man -- The making of a politician, part 1 -- The making of a politician, part 2 -- Dreaming with my eyes open: becoming a leader -- Risk taking -- Anxiety: a black man's superpower -- A voice for the voiceless -- Why are the strongest women in the world dying? -- Why 2016 happened and the power of rhetoric.
Summary "An eye-opening odyssey through the South's past, present, and future that is a moving and gripping tribute to America's forgotten rural working-class black folks. The small town of Denmark was once a thriving hub of South Carolina's idyllic Low Country. Yet today, this majority African-American town with a population of 3,500 is emblematic of the "Forgotten South" -- small communities of color stretching from Appalachia to the Sunbelt. For CNN political analyst Bakari Sellers, Denmark is "home" -- the land on which his forefathers toiled to build lives of meaning and substance, despite systemic racism and Jim Crow laws. In My Vanishing Country, he illuminates the pride and pain that continue to fertilize the soil of one of the poorest states in the nation and the forces threatening rural working-class black life. As he eloquently and powerfully argues, places like Denmark are worth saving; its people -- and their hopes and dreams -- matter because they are an indelible part of America. Since the 2016 election, politicians and the media have focused on the struggles of the white working class while consistently overlooking the residents of Denmark. In this atmospheric, rich, and poetic book, Sellers shines a light on life in today's rural South, where Americans still struggle for the basics of modern life: internet access, groceries, medical care, and clean water. Part memoir, part historical and cultural analysis, My Vanishing Country is a compelling read that captures the remarkable spirit and resilience of one small town and makes visible other "forgotten" communities. My Vanishing Country charts Seller's extraordinary journey -- from growing up the son of civil rights icon Cleveland Sellers to building on his father's achievements as the youngest person to serve in the South Carolina legislature, to his work today at CNN, and to his life as the father of twins he hopes will embrace the Sellers family name and carry on its legacy." -- Jacket.
The small town of Denmark was once a thriving hub of South Carolina's idyllic Low Country. Today, this majority African-American town with a population of 3,500 is emblematic of the "Forgotten South." For Sellers, Denmark is the land on which his forefathers toiled to build lives of meaning and substance, despite systemic racism and Jim Crow laws. He shines a light on life in today's rural South, where Americans still struggle for the basics of modern life: internet access, groceries, medical care, and clean water. -- adapted from jacket.
Subject Sellers, Bakari, 1984-
South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives -- Biography.
South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives. (OCoLC)fst00520118
African American legislators -- South Carolina -- Biography.
Legislators -- South Carolina -- Biography.
Rural African Americans -- South Carolina -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Racism -- South Carolina -- History -- 21st century.
African American legislators. (OCoLC)fst00799220
Legislators. (OCoLC)fst00995828
Racism. (OCoLC)fst01086616
Denmark (S.C.) -- Biography.
South Carolina. (OCoLC)fst01204600
South Carolina -- Denmark. (OCoLC)fst01222315
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780062917454 hardcover
0062917455 hardcover
9780062917461 paperback
0062917463 paperback

 
    
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