The Black Calhouns From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family 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 Ci

  • Title: The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family
  • Author: Gail Lumet Buckley
  • ISBN: 9780802126276
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 warIn 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 Their paths intersected with many prominent figures including Frederick Douglass, Booker T Washington, Walter White, W E B Du Bois, and Langston Hughes 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, from world wars to the civil rights movement, this ambitious, brilliant family witnessed and participated in the most crucial events of the nineteenth and twentieth 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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      Gail Lumet Buckley is a journalist and the daughter of Lena Horne Her family history The Hornes became an American Masters documentary, and she narrated a documentary on black American families for PBS She has written for the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, the New York Daily News, and The New York Times She lives in New York For information, please see answers topic gail lum



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    1. This book is historical, political, and memoir. It covers an extensive period -- from civil war and Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. The author, Gail Lumet Buckley, traces generations of her family, beginning with her great-great grandfather, Moses Calhoun to her mother, Lena Horne. Moses, an ex-slave, through perseverance and literacy established a business of his own and commenced a middle-class for the family. Buckley drew comparisons between one branch of her family that stayed i [...]

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