York : Avon, 1981.
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Washington is an historian who returns to his
hometown to visit his guardian. The old man
tells John stories of John's father and
grandfather. These stories tell the story of
slavery and what life was like for African
Americans after they were freed. Through
listening to the old man's retelling of his own
family's history, John comes to understand the
deep resentment that African Americans feel and
appreciate the toughness and resourcefulness
that was necessary to survive.
African Americans --
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Underground Railroad -- Fiction
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