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Book details
  • SubGenre:Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:248
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098395933

Bridge of Demarcation--An Atlanta Odyssey

by Loretta A Johnson and Duane Johnson

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A true story about Duane Johnson, a young white student who receives a fellowship to attend an all-black college in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement. Read now and experience the culture shock....and later the understanding Duane endures during this time.
This Story begins when Duane Johnson, a white graduate student from Montana receives a fellowship in 1967 to attend an all-black college in Atlanta, Georgia during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. His journey details the culture shock he experiences meeting more black people than he's ever seen in his life. Living in an all-black dorm is the backdrop for his initiation into an all-black university. Duane's ignorance slowly turns to a gradual understanding as he learns to cope with reverse discrimination from fellow students and professors offering an eye-opening and inspiring tale. The author wrestles with the injustice and inhumanity he sees as he personally confronts the issues of the time. DUANE would write nearly 50 love letters from September 1967 to July 1968 to LORETTA, his girlfriend at the time. They would marry in August 1968 and the letters have been preserved for over 50 years, bringing a love story and experienced emotions during this historic and tumultuous time.
About the author
Duane and Loretta celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 20, 2018, with the old adage It Was Meant to Be! They have two married daughters and three grandchildren. After extensive travel and numerous moves throughout the Pacific Northwest and Montana, they are currently retired and reside in a suburb of Seattle. Loretta's debut book, FARM STORIES – A Fading Dream was published in 2017 as a memoir.