Synopses & Reviews
In this beautifully evocative tale of life in the segregated South, the author of The Last Train North looks back at his "colored" childhood with deep pride, striking honesty, and unusual affection. Soon to be released as a major film from BET Pictures, directed by Tim Reid and starring Richard Roundtree and Phylicia Rashad. Photos.
"A bittersweet story about love, community, and familyand the difference they made in the life of one young man."The New York Times Book Review.
About the Author
Clifton Taulbert is the author of three memoirs: Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored
, the basis for the critically acclaimed feature film by the same name; The Last Train North, Watching Our Crops Come In
, and most recently, Little Cliff and the Porch People
. He was the recipient of the 27th annual NAACP Image Award for Literature, and was also one of the first African-American writers to win the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Nonfiction.
Time magazine named him one of America's outstanding black entrepreneurs. He is an acclaimed speaker who lectures around the world to schools, educators, businesses, and professional groups on the subject of the Eight Habits of the Heart.
Table of Contents
Chapter One Poppa, Black Buddha of the South
Chapter Two Long Brown Stockings and Colored Debutantes
Chapter Three Colored People, Just Passing Time
Chapter Four Luggage, Legs and Gorgeous Colored Women
Chapter Five Fear, and Hope: Childhood Memories
Chapter Six The Ice Man
Chapter Seven Colored Politics in a Small Southern Town
Chapter Eight Some Glad Morning, Some Glad Day, I'll Fly Away
Chapter Nine The End of a Season
Chapter Ten All in a Day's Work
Chapter Eleven Dreams, Trains and Other Things