We Had A Dream

We Had A Dream

A Tale of the Struggles for Integration in America

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
An acclaimed author turns his attention once again to the subject of race, focusing on the continuing struggle for racial equality in America and using a handful of black and white residents in Maryland as the backdrop for his provocative exploration. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Back in the innocence of a time when many Americans were eager to bring the races together, a white boy and a black girl fall in love. The boy's father, professing to want the best for his son, breaks up their romance. The years roll forward. Long after the two teenage lovers last saw each other, they are reunited. They are still in love, but for them to marry would still cause great family discord. Will history repeat itself?
Thus begins We Had a Dream, Howard Kohn's intricate morality tale about America one generation after the modern era of civil rights activism. Kohn brings us a true story that unfolds against a backdrop of racial politics, suburban culture, and fired-up emotions. The principal characters are sympathetic souls, people who want to make good on the dream.
And yet ...
The first love affair soon coincides with a second one. A black boy and a white girl are attracted to each other, but not long after they meet, the boy is found shot to death outside the girl's bedroom, killed by her father, a local police officer. However, the father is not arrested. Instead, his daughter is, charged in a murder conspiracy with her dead boyfriend.
And this is still only the beginning of the story.

& Taylor

Focuses on the continuing struggle for racial equality in America

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1998.
ISBN: 9780684808741
Branch Call Number: 301.451 AFRO-AMERICANS
Characteristics: 366 p. ; 25 cm.


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