WITNESS TO INJUSTICE. by Frost, David Jr., edited by Louise…

WITNESS TO INJUSTICE. by Frost, David Jr., edited by Louise Westling. < >


Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

Jackson, MI: University Press of Mississippi, (1995). First edition - An account of life as an African American in the rural community of Eufala, Alabama. "Two events in particular that had a lasting effect on the life of David Frost, Jr.: 'Watching my parents make moonshine in our back yard in a wash pot,' he says, 'and listening to my parents tell the story of how the Peterson boy was lynched here in Eufaula. My parents would tell it like it had just happened.' ... [Frost] was a witness to both the dramatic racial violence and the heroic struggles of the civil rights movement. This world included lynchings as well as the quieter activities of everyday life. His story, told honestly and earnestly, pictures an alternately violent and placid community where whites not only brutalized blacks but also came to their aid. Frost tells of the intricate web of collusion, cooperation, treachery, competition, and sometimes gleeful gamesmanship that wove together the lives of black and white people in this typical southern community." Edited and with a preface by Louise Westling. Introduction by Charles Reagan Wilson. xxv, 110 pp. ISBN: 0-878058435.

Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (a new copy)

Book ID: 77579
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