Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love

Citation:

Johnson, E. Dolores. Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love. First edition. Chicago, IL: Lawrence Hill Books, 2020.
Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love

Abstract:

"Fearful of violating Indiana's anti-miscegenation laws in the 1940s, E. Dolores Johnson's black father and white mother fled Indianapolis to secretly marry. Johnson searched her father's black genealogy and then was amazed to suddenly realize that her mother's whole white side was missing in family history. Johnson went searching for the white family who did not know she existed. When she found them, it's not just their shock and her mother's shame that have to be overcome, but her own fraught experiences with whites."– provided by publisher.

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