Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights


freedomfamilyPatricia Stephens Due fought for justice during the height of the Civil Rights era. Her daughter, Tananarive, grew up deeply enmeshed in the values of a family committed to making right whatever they saw as wrong. Together, in alternating chapters, they have written Freedom in the Family, a paean to the movement—its hardships, its nameless foot soldiers, and its achievements—and an incisive examination of the future of justice in this country. Their mother-daughter journey spanning two generations of struggles is an unforgettable story.

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Credit: Written by Tananarive Due and Patricia Stephens Due. Published by One World/Ballantine, 2003.