Book Review: What it Was Like…Short Stories of childhood memories of. Segregation in America


What It Was Like…short stories of childhood memories of segregation in America

by Lois Watkins

First Edition Design Publishing

Biographies & MemoirsMiddle Grade

Pub Date 23 Feb 2016

I was given a copy of What It Was Like through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

1940’s America was different than it was today and one of the biggest differences especially in the south was Segegration.  In the black neighborhoods the center of the community centered around the beauty shops and the churches. 

In the south in the 1940’s there was no such thing as “part black”  if you had even a little bit of African American in you you were considered “Black”. 

Another very real danger African Americans in the south faced in the south in the 1940’s were Lynching by the K.K.K. 

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