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Author Taulbert, Clifton L., author.

Title The invitation / Clifton Taulbert.

Publication Info. Montgomery, AL : NewSouth Books, [2014]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.800975 T192i 2014    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
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Description xvi, 206 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary In The Invitation, Clifton Taulbert returns to the themes of Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, his award-winning book and the source of a major motion picture. This new memoir chronicles Taulbert's transformative experience of a supper invitation to a former plantation house in Allendale, South Carolina, where the successful adult confronts his childhood memories and wrestles with the legacies of slavery and segregation that demand to be acknowledged in his present circumstances. Transported back to a setting that looks and feels like the cotton fields and shotgun shacks of his childhood, Taulbert finds himself expected to cross racial barriers that no "colored" man could have broached without dire consequences. The Invitation is the story of the man and the little boy inside him wrestling with a past they both know so well, and of stepping into a future that is still being determined.
Contents Public observations, private conversations -- Watching and remembering -- The chasm that separated our world -- Standing alone, surrounded by history -- An unexpected invitation -- Uneasy moments, lingering thoughts -- Bearing witness to the possibilities -- Bearing the burden of history -- Invisible people -- Once forbidden -- On the inside, looking out -- Our bridge to cross -- A familiar place -- Private conversations -- Our shared reality : the final divide -- The epilogue.
Subject Taulbert, Clifton L. -- Travel -- South Carolina -- Allendale.
Taulbert, Clifton L. (OCoLC)fst00256758
African Americans -- Travel -- South Carolina -- Allendale.
Lectures and lecturing -- South Carolina -- Allendale.
African American authors -- Biography.
Allendale (S.C.) -- Race relations.
Whites -- South Carolina -- Allendale -- Attitudes.
African Americans -- Race identity -- Southern States.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States.
Racism -- Southern States -- Psychological aspects.
Southern States -- Race relations.
African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00799028
African Americans -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst00799666
African Americans -- Segregation. (OCoLC)fst00799695
African Americans -- Travel. (OCoLC)fst00799716
Lectures and lecturing. (OCoLC)fst00995281
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Racism -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086630
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Whites -- Attitudes. (OCoLC)fst01174817
South Carolina -- Allendale. (OCoLC)fst01232288
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781588383075 (hardcover)
1588383075 (hardcover)
9781603063517 (ebook)
Standard No. 40023904657

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