As a boy in Brooklyn’s Red Hook projects, James Mcbride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, She’d simply say” I’m light-skinned” later he wondered if he was different, too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. “You ‘re a human being, she snapped. Educate yourself or you’ll be a nobody” And when James asked her what color God was, she said “God is the color of water”… As an adult, Mcbride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story-the story of a rabbi’s daughter born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college. The Color Of Water is James Mcbride’s tribute to his remarkable,eccentric, determined mother-and an eloquent exploration of what family really means.
Hello TTT Ladies,
” The Color Of Water” A Black Mans Tribute to His White Mother will be facilitated by Beth Williams on Febraury 26, 2013 6:30pm at the Augusta Richomd County Public Library 823 Telfair St, Augusta, GA 30901.
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