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One black woman's personal mission to reelect Obama

Publié par Clifford Armion le 12/12/2011

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Mark Z. Barabak

Growing up poor and black in Mississippi, Gerri Hall learned there was a meanness in the world, a set of laws and customs aimed at people like her, which her mother tried to explain once when they were forced to stand aside and let a white lady use the sidewalk.

"Honey," Hall remembers her mother saying, "that's just the way it is in Mississippi."

But there was also love and pride and determination in rural Greenwood, along with a belief that things could and would eventually change and the way to change them was within her grasp.

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"One black woman's personal mission to reelect Obama", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2011. Consulté le 15/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/one-black-woman-s-personal-mission-to-reelect-obama