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Born in rural North Carolina in 1933, into the last generation before the lines of segregation were broken, the young Mary Mebane felt herself trapped in a "world without options." But even in the face of poverty, racism, and the chilling certainty that her mother's affection would never be won, she vowed to escape.

In this powerful autobiography, first published in 1981, Mebane recalls the joys and chores of her country childhood, the pain of her alienation from her family and community, and her dawning awareness that in her gifts for language and learning lay her key to freedom. With her graduation from college comes a triumph that is both hard-won and bittersweet.

Synopsis:

In this powerful autobiography, first published in 1981, Mary Mebane recalls the joys and chores of her country childhood, the pain of her alienation from her family and community, and her dawning awareness that in her gifts for language and learning lay her key to freedom. With her graduation from college comes a triumph that is both hard-won and bittersweet.

About the Author

Mary E. Mebane (1933-1992) was a graduate of North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a Ph.D. in English. She taught at the University of South Carolina and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was also a frequent contributor to the op-ed page of the New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848210
Subtitle:
An Autobiography
Author:
Mebane, Mary E.
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Afro-American women
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Durham County
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; childhood; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies
Subject:
rural North Carolina
Subject:
Segregation
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Childhood
Subject:
black woman
Subject:
Chapel Hill Books
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Series:
Chapel Hill Books
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this powerful autobiography, first published in 1981, Mary Mebane recalls the joys and chores of her country childhood, the pain of her alienation from her family and community, and her dawning awareness that in her gifts for language and learning lay her key to freedom. With her graduation from college comes a triumph that is both hard-won and bittersweet.
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