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The Resource Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America, Tanner Colby

Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America, Tanner Colby

Label
Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America
Title
Some of my best friends are Black
Title remainder
the strange story of integration in America
Statement of responsibility
Tanner Colby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This work chronicles America's troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories: the transformation of a once-racist Birmingham school system; a Kansas City neighborhood's fight against housing discrimination; the curious racial divide of the Madison Avenue ad world; and a Louisiana Catholic parish's forty-year effort to build an integrated church. An exploration of race relations, this book offers a portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, the author explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches, the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people, black and white, he reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us how far we have come in our journey to leave mistrust and anger behind, and how far all of us have left to go
  • Chronicles America's troubling relationship with race through four interrelated stories: the transformation of a once-racist Birmingham school system; a Kansas City neighborhood's fight against housing discrimination; the curious racial divide of the Madison Avenue ad world; and a Louisiana Catholic parish's forty-year effort to build an integrated church
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colby, Tanner
Dewey number
305.896/073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
C537 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Colby, Tanner
  • Racism
  • Whites
  • Whites
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America, Tanner Colby
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Negroes I Have Met While Yachting -- Letter From a Birmingham Suburb -- Bus Kid -- Last Days -- A Place Apart -- Oreo -- What Can Brown Do For You? -- Go Rebels? -- Planning for Permanence -- The Berlin Wall of Kansas City -- "Have You Seen the Country Club District?" -- 49/63 or Fight -- Turf -- Desirable Associations -- Why Do Black People Drink Hawaiian Punch -- The Old Boys' Network -- Mad Black Men -- A Whole New Bag -- The Inescapable Network -- What's Black About It? -- Canaan -- The Race that Prays Together -- The Strange Career of Jesus Christ -- The Miracle of the Grand Coteau -- Into The Wilderness -- Milk and Honey -- Epilogue
Control code
759911206
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780670023714
Lccn
2011043901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)759911206
Label
Some of my best friends are Black : the strange story of integration in America, Tanner Colby
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Negroes I Have Met While Yachting -- Letter From a Birmingham Suburb -- Bus Kid -- Last Days -- A Place Apart -- Oreo -- What Can Brown Do For You? -- Go Rebels? -- Planning for Permanence -- The Berlin Wall of Kansas City -- "Have You Seen the Country Club District?" -- 49/63 or Fight -- Turf -- Desirable Associations -- Why Do Black People Drink Hawaiian Punch -- The Old Boys' Network -- Mad Black Men -- A Whole New Bag -- The Inescapable Network -- What's Black About It? -- Canaan -- The Race that Prays Together -- The Strange Career of Jesus Christ -- The Miracle of the Grand Coteau -- Into The Wilderness -- Milk and Honey -- Epilogue
Control code
759911206
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 294 pages
Isbn
9780670023714
Lccn
2011043901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)759911206

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