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Mary, Wayfarer: An Autobiography (Chapel Hill Books)

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Continuing the candid autobiography begun in Mary, this book is an uncompromising account of what it was like to be black, highly educated, and independent in the South during the 1950s and 1960s. Mary Mebane recounts her years as a high school teacher, college instructor, Ph.D. student, and finally, professor. Despite her achievements, she believes that she will never really be accepted in any community, black or white.

Mary, Wayfarer chronicles Mebane's struggle to create meaning in her life, her pride as a participant in and observer of the black freedom struggle, her encounters with such important figures as Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, and her joy upon finally discovering what she calls "the gulf stream" of her life, writing.

Synopsis:

Continuing the candid autobiography begun in Mary, this book is an uncompromising account of what it was like to be black, highly educated, and independent in the South during the 1950s and 1960s. Mary Mebane recounts her years as a high school teacher, college instructor, Ph.D. student, and finally, professor, her encounters with such important figures as Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, and her joy upon finally discovering what she calls "the gulf stream" of her life, writing.

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 theNew York Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807848227
Author:
Mebane, Mary E.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill, NC :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
African American women authors
Subject:
African American women college teachers
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina; segregation; poverty; racism; autobiography; black woman; Chapel Hill Books; African American Studies; education; South; high school teacher; black freedom struggle; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Malcolm X; North Carolina College; No
Subject:
rural North Carolina
Subject:
Segregation
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
black woman
Subject:
Chapel Hill Books
Subject:
Education
Subject:
South
Subject:
high school teacher
Subject:
black freedom struggle
Subject:
Ralph Ellison
Subject:
James Baldwin
Subject:
Malcolm X
Subject:
North Carolina College
Subject:
North Carolina Central University
Subject:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
R
Subject:
ural North Carolina
Copyright:
Series:
Chapel Hill Books
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Mary, Wayfarer: An Autobiography (Chapel Hill Books)
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Product details 240 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807848227 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Continuing the candid autobiography begun in Mary, this book is an uncompromising account of what it was like to be black, highly educated, and independent in the South during the 1950s and 1960s. Mary Mebane recounts her years as a high school teacher, college instructor, Ph.D. student, and finally, professor, her encounters with such important figures as Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, and her joy upon finally discovering what she calls "the gulf stream" of her life, writing.
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