The Black Calhouns: from Civil War to civil rights, with one African American family

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In The Black Calhouns , Gail Lumet Buckley--daughter of actress Lena Horne--delves deep into her family history, detailing the experiences of an extraordinary African-American family from Civil War to Civil Rights. Beginning with her great-great grandfather Moses Calhoun, a house slave who used the rare advantage of his education to become a successful businessman in post-war Atlanta, Buckley follows her family's two branches: one that stayed in the South, and the other that settled in Brooklyn. Through the lens of her relatives' momentous lives, Buckley examines major events throughout American history. From Atlanta during Reconstruction and the rise of Jim Crow, to New York City during the Harlem Renaissance, and then from World War II to the Civil Rights Movement, this ambitious, brilliant family witnessed and participated in the most crucial events of the 19th and 20th centuries. Combining personal and national history, The Black Calhouns is a unique and vibrant portrait of six generations during dynamic times of struggle and triumph.
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subject_facet African American families -- Georgia -- History, African American families -- New York (State) -- New York -- History, African Americans -- Georgia -- Biography, African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography, Buckley, Gail Lumet, -- 1937- -- Family, Calhoun family
title_display The Black Calhouns : from Civil War to civil rights, with one African American family
title_full The Black Calhouns : from Civil War to civil rights, with one African American family / Gail Lumet Buckley, The Black Calhouns From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family
title_short The Black Calhouns :
title_sub from Civil War to civil rights, with one African American family
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