Praying For Sheetrock: A Work Of Nonfiction

Authors: Melissa Fay Greene
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Keywords: nonfiction, work, sheetrock, praying
Pages: 368
Published: 2006-08-29
Language: English
Category: African-american & Black, Ethnic & National, Biographies & Memoirs,
ISBN-10: 0306815176     ISBN-13: 9780306815171
Binding: Paperback (2nd printing)
List Price: 17.99 USD
  • Rating: 80%
Finalist for the 1991 National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and lovely place on the flowery coast of Georgia--and a county where, in the 1970s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody. Somehow the sweeping changes of the civil rights movement managed to bypass McIntosh entirely. It took one uneducated, unemployed black man, Thurnell Alston, to challenge the sheriff and his courthouse gang--and to change the way of life in this community forever. "An inspiring and absorbing account of the struggle for human dignity and racial equality" (Coretta Scott King)

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