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Blackcreole -Book
Blackcreole -Book
 
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Seen through the eyes of a native son: Maurice M. Martinez, Ph.D, in this
firsthand account of survival on a deep-South landscape speaks to the elan vital
of a multiethnic, multicultural American. Once upon a time in the Land of
Epidermis, in a place called the 7th Ward in New Orleans, there lived a group of
marginalized Americans known as gens de couleur libres (free persons of color.)
Offspring of the cross-fertilization of European colonizers, Amerindians, and
enslaved Africans, were systematically excluded from free access to the fruits
of the American Dream. They were defined by the amount of melanin in their skin,
relegated to a subordinate status of segregated outcasts, and labeled "Colored"
and"Negro" for having as little as 1/32nd of so-called African "blood." Placed
in an enclave of early Limbo, these gens de couleur libres created an enduring
legacy of tenacity and resilience in their response to the illusion of
inclusion.

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