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Hannibal B. Johnson

No Place Like Home: A Story about an All-Black, All-American Town

No Place Like Home: A Story about an All-Black, All-American Town

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This story, set in 1920, revolves around Charles "Charlie" Jackson, a twelve-and-a-half-year-old from Boley, Oklahoma, one of America's best-known all-Black towns. Today Boley, once a thriving black mecca, is smaller and more subdued. Still, signifi-cant historical footprints line her streets and alleys.

Charlie's window on the world offers us an up-close and personal view of this historic town during its heyday. In an era of great flux-the immediate wake of World War I; the dawn of women's suffrage; the rapid industrialization of America; the introduc-tion of the doomed social experiment known as "Prohibition"; the continuation of unstable race rela-tions and racial hostility, intimidation, and violence against African- Americans . . . Boley became a kind of cocoon enshrouding African-Americans ("coloreds" or "Negroes" at the time). They thrived, emboldened and empowered by the sense of openness and oppor-tunity the town provided.

Through Charlie's eyes, we re-visit the impor-tance of self-esteem, of believing in oneself and one's unlimited potential. Through Charlie's eyes, we re-examine what it means to be part of a family, to have deep roots. Through Charlie's eyes, we rediscover some of the values that help create a sense of com-munity: love, faith, charity, hope, perseverance, and integrity, just to name a few.

Charlie's experiences illuminate a little-known slice of American history. In the process, they high-light important lessons for our present lives and for our futures.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Johnson, Hannibal B.
Published: 09/27/2018
Publisher: Eakin Press
ISBN: 9781681791388
Pages: 108
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.22d
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