Today's Date: May 20, 2024
The AZEK Company Receives NYSE Notice Regarding Filing of Form 10-Q for the Fiscal Quarter Ended March 31, 2024   •   Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. Announces Inducement Grants Under NYSE Listing Rule 303A.08   •   HERImpact: Entrepreneurship for Impact Program Kicks Off in Chicago, Empowering Women Entrepreneurs   •   Xylem Inc. Declares Second Quarter Dividend of 36 Cents per Share   •   Statement by the Prime Minister on Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day   •   Avangrid to Be Acquired by Iberdrola   •   Aramco and Spiritus to Advance Direct Air Capture Technology, Investment by Aramco Ventures   •   Historic Inaugural Class Graduates from OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation   •   Historic Bellevue House reopens   •   SUNRATE joins Mastercard's Priceless Planet Coalition   •   Red Door Community Raises more than $300,000 at Their Annual Luncheon Celebrating Women Working and Living with Cancer   •   After Launching Massive Camp Giveaway for NYC Families Affected by "Summer Rising" Crisis, Brains & Motion Education (BAM!)   •   Federal, provincial and territorial ministers gather to support culture and heritage at annual meeting   •   Feminine Hygiene Products Market size is set to grow by USD 14.44 bn from 2024-2028, increasing in aggressive marketing by vendo   •   XCMG Machinery Unveils Groundbreaking ESG Report, Marking a Milestone in Sustainable Business Development   •   Sacred Heart Celebrates 125th Anniversary   •   Dillard’s, Inc. Announces $0.25 Cash Dividend   •   Upneeq® Wins 2024 Shape Skin Award, “Best for Lift”, in the Professional Treatment Category   •   Rockwell Institute Celebrates Highest Real Estate Exam Pass Rates for First-Time Test Takers in the State of Washington   •   Angels Helpers NYC 2024 Charity Gala Raises Funds for Harlem School of the Arts, Highbridge Voices
Bookmark and Share

Author to Discuss Three Generations of Interracial Family as Documented in Book

Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC   20540

May 6, 2009

Contact: Guy Lamolinara (202) 707-9217; glam@loc.gov

Author to Discuss Three Generations of Interracial Family as Documented in Book

“The House at the End of the Road” Examines Racial and Cultural Identity


Through more than 20 years of marriage, James and Edna Richardson formed a strong family and built a house at the end of a winding, sandy road in south Alabama, where their safety from the hostile world around them was assured—and where they developed a unique racial and cultural identity.

W. Ralph Eubanks will discuss and sign his new work, “The House at the End of the Road,” in a Books and Beyond program on Tuesday, May 19, at noon in Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. The event, sponsored by the Center for the Book, is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Eubanks, a 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, will discuss his personal story that began with his grandparents, the Richardsons—James, a white man from a middle-class family who defiantly married Edna Howell, a light-skinned black woman in 1914 in Alabama. Part personal journey, part cultural biography, “The House at the End of the Road: A Story of Race, Identity and Memory” examines a little-known piece of this country’s past: interracial families that survived and prevailed despite Jim Crow laws, including those prohibiting mixed-race marriage.

As he did in his acclaimed 2003 memoir, “Ever Is a Long Time,” Eubanks uses interviews, oral history and archival research to tell a story about race in American life that few readers have experienced. Using the Richardson family as a microcosm of American views on race and identity, “The House at the End of the Road” examines why ideas about racial identity rooted in the 18th century persist today.

Eubanks is a longtime employee of the Library of Congress and is head of its Publishing Office. His book, “Ever Is a Long Time,” was named one of the best nonfiction books of 2003 by Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley.

The Center for the Book was created in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books and reading. For information about its programs, publications and national reading-promotion networks, visit www.loc.gov/cfbook/.

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled collections and integrated resources to Congress and the American people. Many of the Library’s rich resources and treasures may be accessed through the Library’s website, www.loc.gov, and via interactive exhibitions on myLOC.gov.

# # #


PR 09-97
5-6-09
ISSN 0731-3527



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News