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Jam on the vine :

Jam on the vine :

a novel

Takes the early 20th century and brings it to life, both in the South and in the Midwest. Ivoe Williams is a brilliant young woman who grows up in Texas, the child of emancipated slaves, and despite the obstacles she faces, manages to get a degree in journalism in Austin. But no newspapers will hire her because she is an African-American woman. Her frustration with the Jim Crow South causes her to uproot and move to Kansas City, where she and her lover, Ona, start a newspaper, the first female-run African-American newspaper, called Jam! On the Vine She uses this platform to examine segregation and the American prison system of the day, sometimes at great personal risk.

Additional Title Details

Date Avaliable
03/13/2015
Author
Barnett, LaShonda K
Author Birthdate
01/01/1970
Publisher
Grove Press, New York : 2015
Edition
First edition
Call Number
F BAR
ISBN 10
0-8021-2334-1
ISBN 13
978-0-8021-2334-3
Type
BOOK
Categories
Recently Purchased - Adult Fiction
Tags
20th century, African American journalists, African American women, African Americans, Fiction, Journalists, Lesbians, Race relations, Segregation, Social conditions, United States