Unlimited [Music Book] ☆ Let Us Now Praise Famous Women: A Memoir - by Frank Sikora ✓

By Frank Sikora | Comments: ( 242 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

An affectionate, humorous account of small town Alabama during the civil rights era.When Frank Sikora s six year old daughter contracted pneumonia in 1962, his wife Millie vowed that would be the last winter she would spend in Ohio Despite their misgivings about the racial tensions erupting there, they moved their family of six south, where Frank hoped to fulfill his dreaAn affectionate, humorous account of small town Alabama during the civil rights era.When Frank Sikora s six year old daughter contracted pneumonia in 1962, his wife Millie vowed that would be the last winter she would spend in Ohio Despite their misgivings about the racial tensions erupting there, they moved their family of six south, where Frank hoped to fulfill his dream of becoming a newspaper reporter But when those dreams didn t materialize immediately, mounting bills, repossession, and eviction forced them to move in with Millie s parents, Dan and Minnie Belle Helms, in rural Wellington, Alabama.With even slimmer prospects for employment in impoverished Calhoun County, the Sikoras came to depend heavily upon the Helmses and extended family members and all their lives became closely intertwined The Helmses were uneducated, unpolished people, but Sikora s narration of his life with them often humorous but never condescending provides a compelling portrait of the attitudes and lifestyle of poor whites in Alabama during the second half of the 20th century, just as James Agee s monumental work, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, illuminated the Depression years in Hale County, Alabama Sikora illustrates how resourceful, southern women, in particular, held their families together through trying times.Interwoven with this commentary on rural white culture in the Deep South is the story of Sikora s developing career as a newsman Determined to succeed, he finally lands a job with the Gadsden Times reporting the news of black citizens From that introduction to journalism, Sikora becomes one of Alabama s most acclaimed chroniclers of the civil rights movement, eventually writing some of the acknowledged masterpieces about the subject Like his landmark book, Selma, Lord, Selma, Sikora s newest work tells the stories of ordinary Alabamians and their perspectives on extraordinary times.


  • Title: Let Us Now Praise Famous Women: A Memoir
  • Author: Frank Sikora
  • ISBN: 9780817351489
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Let Us Now Praise Famous Women: A Memoir

  • Julie

    A quick memoir that gives insight into the south and the experiences of a poor family in the 50s and 60s. Each chapter is pretty much an experience that can be read quickly on its own, but they pull together to make a funny, quirky view of life as experienced by this man. I sometimes felt like I could be listening to a story being told by my grandparents, but other experiences and the living conditions of the people often seemed so foreign. The characters are all quirky, sometimes mean and somet [...]


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    Published :2019-09-17T14:17:39+00:00