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Shaping MemoriesReflections of African American Women Writers$
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Joanne Veal Gabbin

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732740

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.001.0001

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Of History and Healing

Of History and Healing

(p.94) Of History and Healing
Shaping Memories

Janus Adams

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the life of Janus Adams during the civil rights movement years. The era was a hopeful time that filled the people with possibility. As an undergraduate attending college in upstate New York, Adams realized that her campus had more African foreign students than African Americans. She brandished her scholastic excellence as a shield believing that, once others knew how good she was, she would be accepted. At the time, Adams didn’t know that the name of the game was power. Her parents did not tell her that the problem wasn’t being Black; it was racism and the Doctrine of White Supremacy. What her parents didn’t know, they failed to apply themselves to the racial wounds their child suffered. Along with the progress made over time, this legacy of hurt is one Adams, like most African Americans, still struggles to heal.

Keywords:   civil rights movement, Janus Adams, possibility, African Americans, African foreign students, power

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