The Road from Money, The Journey Continues
by Sylvester Boyd Jr.
Pub Date 04 Nov 2017
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The Road from Money, The Journey Continues. Estella arrives in Chicago, during the Great Migration north for millions of African Americans. She leaves behind the Jim Crow South and the cotton fields to the promise of a better life in the north. Seeing the vast difference between a big city and a small rural town – Estella finds it both exciting and challenging. With her family’s help she settles in to find new friends, romance, and employment during World War II. She soon realizes that racism is not just in the south, it exists everywhere. It is her strength of character and perseverance, like those migrating north with her that paves the way for her success and enduring spirit.
Set in the backdrop of Chicago’s Bronzeville community, the Harlem of Chicago, during the years 1937 through 1955; the reader will feel the beat of the city’s night clubs on South Parkway, the sound of church choirs, the dangers of a big city and the emotions of a nation at war. Estella experiences a new world with the coming of the television age and the beginning of the civil rights movement. She and her family finds love, discrimination and opportunities. They live and work together to overcome the obstacles placed before them.
African American Fiction, Historical Fiction