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Ella Lee Freeney (“Mama Freeney”)

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Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... In this chapter, Rosemarie discusses her mother’s love of (and knack for) telling ghost stories, and her ability to sense and see invisible presences around her. Mama Freeney’s abilities sometimes scared people, but she also knew how to handle and use those abilities for good. ...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... of a brutal fight between two of the neighborhood boys and takes special notice of the way her mother, Mama Freeney, responds. A short story about a young black woman named Julia. She is invited to her first integrated dance, sponsored by the YWCA in Chicago, where she dances alternately with a...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-034
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
.../activist Bernice Johnson Reagon (who lived downstairs from the Freeney-Harding family) used the tones of traditional African American congregational singing to comfort Rosemarie’s Aunt Hettie who had recently lost her daughter. These are notes for a story about a woman who brought captured runaway...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... Rosemarie’s mother, Ella Lee, as a child and as an adult—her intelligence, her idiosyncrasies, her ability to make people feel good about themselves, her ethics, and what Rosemarie learned from her. ...