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"At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her father was for years head of pediatrics at Provident, at the time the nation's oldest black hospital; her mother was a socialite--Margo Jefferson has spent most of her life among (call them what you will) the colored aristocracy, the colored elite, the blue-vein society. Since the nineteenth century they have stood apart, these inhabitants of Negroland, "a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty." Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments--the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of post-racial America--Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heart-wrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance. (With 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)"--
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Hood River County Library 921 JEFFERSON 2015 (Text) 33892100310193 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 09/01/2015 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780307378453
  • ISBN: 0307378454
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]

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Summary, etc.:
"At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 in upper-crust black Chicago--her father was for years head of pediatrics at Provident, at the time the nation's oldest black hospital; her mother was a socialite--Margo Jefferson has spent most of her life among (call them what you will) the colored aristocracy, the colored elite, the blue-vein society. Since the nineteenth century they have stood apart, these inhabitants of Negroland, "a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty." Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments--the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of post-racial America--Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heart-wrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance. (With 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jefferson, Margo, 1947- > Childhood and youth.
African American women > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
African Americans > Race identity.
Elite (Social sciences) > Illinois > Chicago Region.
Jefferson family.
Chicago (Ill.) > Race relations > History > 20th century > Anecdotes.
African American girls > Illinois > Chicago Region > Social conditions > 20th century.
African Americans > Illinois > Chicago > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Chicago Region (Ill.) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Anecdotes.
Chicago Region (Ill.) > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
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