Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage, 1945-1987
Nancy Werking Poling
Biografía del autor
Nancy Werking Poling’s motivation to write emerges from a concern for women’s struggles and triumphs. Their experiences have inspired her published works: Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman, a collection of short stories in which she imagines biblical heroes, such as Noah and Moses, as women; Out of the Pumpkin Shell, a novel about women’s friendship and family secrets; and a book she edited, Victim to Survivor: women recovering from clergy sexual abuse. Her short stories have appeared in small literary journals. She and her husband live in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Descripción del libro
“Would you marry a Negro?” the group of young white social workers asked each other over dinner. “If he’s the kind of man I’m attracted to,” Anna Harley answered. She was, in fact, seeing Daniel Winters, a black man, regularly.
Their forty-two-year marriage would span key historical periods of the 20th century and eventually take the couple to Mexico City. There, for the first time, Daniel could work in the profession he’d been educated for. Freed from U.S. racism, he felt “as Mexican as chile verde.” Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved blond woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation.
Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest portrayal of the hurt and anger that any two people, not just a bi-racial couple, may encounter in an intimate relationship. It is the story of an independent white woman, a talented black man, and the times in which these two remarkable people lived.
Público al que se apunta
Those whose lives have been touched by inter-racial marriage; women, ages 40+
Tipo de portada de libro
Tapa blanda o Paperback
Diseño de inspiración
¿Qué colores quieres que tenga tu diseño?
Los diseñadores eligen
Atributos de estilo
Necesidades de diseño
Something that captures romance. (However this is not a happily-ever-after story.) In the first scene there's an onyx ring that features black-white profiles. I see potential there. There's a family move to Mexico in a station wagon, pulling a small trailer of family. belongings.
Lo que debe evitarse
Don't make it fun and whimsical. Providing photo for potential use. Needs to be edited so people are not identifiable.
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