The Resource The color of love : a mother's choice in the Jim Crow South, Gene Cheek, (electronic resource)

The color of love : a mother's choice in the Jim Crow South, Gene Cheek, (electronic resource)

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The color of love : a mother's choice in the Jim Crow South
Title
The color of love
Title remainder
a mother's choice in the Jim Crow South
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Gene Cheek
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Language
eng
Summary
Nine years after Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, and only a year before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a judge in the Forsyth County Courthouse of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, wrenched twelve-year-old Gene Cheek from the security of his mother's devotion. Here is a true story of love in a time afflicted by hatred, ignorance, and racism. At its core, this is a frank account of a love affair between a white woman and a black man that took mother from son and split a family forever. In the early 1960s, the city of Winston-Salem struggled under the strict edicts of segregation, setting the tone of division that would plague Gene Cheek's life. Raised by his alcoholic father and his earnestly loving mother, Gene learned about the power of hatred and the strength of love. Yet when his mother falls in love with Cornelius Tucker, an African-American man, and becomes pregnant with his child, their union is seen as morally and lawfully unfit, forcing the family to choose between the infant and Gene. From a distance of more than forty years, Gene Cheek recounts a life of constant struggle with his biological father. Briefly that tension dissolved with the warm guidance of Cornelius Tucker--but that would soon end. The Color of Love is Gene Cheek's story told in his singularly honest voice. Its sincerity and truth resonate with a plea for tolerance, and the irrevocable nature of the decisions and emotions of modern life
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Midwest
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1951-
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Cheek, Gene
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other
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  • Adult children of divorced parents
  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Miscegenation
  • Custody of children
  • Mothers and sons
  • North Carolina
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adult
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The color of love : a mother's choice in the Jim Crow South, Gene Cheek, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT11373046
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 32 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781596591110
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11373046
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11373046
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
The color of love : a mother's choice in the Jim Crow South, Gene Cheek, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11373046
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 32 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781596591110
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11373046
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11373046
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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