My grandma, Eva Rutland www.evarutland.com, has just republished her memoir "When We Were Colored, a Mother's Story." Originally published in 1964, it is a snapshot of what life was like for black people living before the Civil Rights Movement. It tells the story of a woman who was raised in
Almost 50 years later, this book still has resonance today. It is not the story of lynchings and sit-ins. It's the story of being the first black man in a prominent position in a previously all white workplace, the first black family in a previously all-white neighborhood or the first black child in an all-white classro0m. It is a story that any mother or person whose had a mother can relate to and I strongly encourage you all to read it.
Eva Rutland is now 90-years-old, blind but continues to write. She has published over 20 novels and is currently working on a sequel tentatively entitled "Tales of a Negro Grandma."
Please read the book (you can request it from your local library if you want to save money) and comment on it. Grandma loves to hear from her fans.