The Progress of Our People: A Story of Black Representation at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair Anne E. Johnson

The Progress of Our People: A Story of Black Representation at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Author: Anne E. Johnson
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Book Title
The Progress of Our People: A Story of Black Representation at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair
Author
Anne E. Johnson
ISBN
9781631635380
It's 1893, and Lorraine Williams can't wait to attend the Chicago World's Fair and see her idol, the Black opera singer Sissieretta Jones. But when activist and writer Ida B. Wells urges Black Americans to boycott the fair, Lorraine's father forbids Lorraine from going. After all, there is no exhibition about the progress that the Black community has made since Emancipation, and the fair has lacked Black representation since it was first being planned. But Lorraine will do anything to see Miss Jones and ensure other Black people can hear Miss Jones sing. What does progress look like if not Sissieretta Jones, who embodies everything Lorraine wants to be? It's the storytellers that preserve a nation's history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.Binding Type: Library BindingAuthor: Anne E. JohnsonPublisher: Jolly Fish PressPublished: 09/01/2021ISBN: 9781631635380Pages: 134Weight: 0.55lbsSize: 7.75h x 5.38w x 0.58d
It's 1893, and Lorraine Williams can't wait to attend the Chicago World's Fair and see her idol, the Black opera singer Sissieretta Jones. But when activist and writer Ida B. Wells urges Black Americans to boycott the fair, Lorraine's father forbids Lorraine from going. After all, there is no exhibition about the progress that the Black community has made since Emancipation, and the fair has lacked Black representation since it was first being planned. But Lorraine will do anything to see Miss Jones and ensure other Black people can hear Miss Jones sing. What does progress look like if not Sissieretta Jones, who embodies everything Lorraine wants to be? It's the storytellers that preserve a nation's history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.

Binding Type: Library Binding
Author: Anne E. Johnson
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Published: 09/01/2021
ISBN: 9781631635380
Pages: 134
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.75h x 5.38w x 0.58d
It's 1893, and Lorraine Williams can't wait to attend the Chicago World's Fair and see her idol, the Black opera singer Sissieretta Jones. But when activist and writer Ida B. Wells urges Black Americans to boycott the fair, Lorraine's father forbids Lorraine from going. After all, there is no exhibition about the progress that the Black community has made since Emancipation, and the fair has lacked Black representation since it was first being planned. But Lorraine will do anything to see Miss Jones and ensure other Black people can hear Miss Jones sing. What does progress look like if not Sissieretta Jones, who embodies everything Lorraine wants to be? It's the storytellers that preserve a nation's history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events about people whose voices have been excluded, lost, or forgotten over time.

Binding Type: Library Binding
Author: Anne E. Johnson
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Published: 09/01/2021
ISBN: 9781631635380
Pages: 134
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.75h x 5.38w x 0.58d