From White to Black: The Story of a Black Family that Started off White

From White to Black: The Story of a Black Family that Started off White

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Overview

Book Quote: "I was getting ready to go out the door to work when the phone rang. I didn't want to answer it, but something told me to pick up the phone. When I did, the voice on the other end said, 'Hello, Louise, this is Alex Haley.' I was shocked!" -Louise "Bunch" KingFor those seeking an understanding of the racism, prejudice, and discrimination, this book "From White to Black" contains thought-provoking topics and insight into historical and present-day cause and effect relationships, which have and continue to result in the racial tension that exists today between black and white people...it is the true story of a family's struggle to navigate life in both worlds...amidst prejudice, stereotyping, hatred, and racism.In "From White to Black" Lewis tells the story of her family, who had been White for over 100 years, along with thousands of other mixed-race and white families, Then in 1924, the passing of the "Racial Integrity Act" by the Supreme Court forced offices to change vital statistic records and reclassify thousands of mulattoes (persons with mixed-race ancestry) as Negro without their consent. In "From White to Black" Lewis examines the "aryan" reasoning behind racial reclassification and the idea of racial-purity as she shines a revealing light on continued racial classification, prejudice, and stereotyping that continues in the 21st century. This aryan belief that "one drop of Black blood makes one Black and only Black" is a lie that still resonates in the minds of people today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499709902
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/18/2014
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Dr. Tracy Lewis was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has been active in the ministry and in the field of education for many years, serving in several different leadership positions, including Principal, Professor, Administrator, Social Worker, Youth Pastor, and Counselor. She has also served in the United States Air Force.

She currently teachers High School English and Social Studies and is a part-time professor at Tulsa Community College. Dr. Lewis has a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Psychology, a Master of Divinity Degree, and a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical History and Theology. She has dedicated her life to the study of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures in their original languages (Greek and Hebrew).

Dr. Lewis is a frequent speaker for Christian women's groups, youth groups, and schools. She teaches year-round workshops on Professional Etiquette and Manners and on Anti-Bullying.

She is also the author of The Truth about Angels: Hollywood versus the Bible, From White to Black: the Story of a Black Family that Started off White; and Before the King: the Story of Two Mothers.

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