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The Potato Patch
Peeples, L. E., author.
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Publication Information:
[United States] : [published by the author], [2018]
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285 pages ; 23 cm
"The 1950's brings up memories of Rosa Parks not giving up her seat on the bus, Jackie Robinson a pioneer in Baseball, or Thurgood Marshall as a Supreme Court Justice. The Potato Patch dives deeper into history as we find out how others in the black community participated during the Montgomery Boycott, uncovered the hypocrisy of baseball in the Negro Leagues, and the injustice of the long unfulfilled Brown vs. the Board of Education that kept schools separate despite the winning verdict. Road trips, In-Laws, Christmas gatherings, fights, friends and food, are all part of The Potato Patch during a time when the "N" word cut like a knife, but it did not define the goals and aspirations of family where God came first, and Education was the key to a better life. Create a playlist of Doo-Wop songs from each chapter and take a nostalgic journey with the Williams family, stopping by the Honey Shack for a night of dancing and pick up a home-cooked meal at the Potato Patch."--back cover.

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