- helpful votes
- By: Lalita Tademy
- Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
- Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
For the newly freed black residents of Colfax, Louisiana, the beginning of Reconstruction promised the right to vote, to own property, and, at the very least, control over their own lives. However, in the space of a day, angry whites took back Colfax in one of the most brutal incidents of racial violence in Southern history. Now, in the bitter aftermath, the Tademys and the Smiths will have to deal with the wreckage, push on, and build a better life for their sons and daughters over the next 70 years.
Stilted, painful for the listener
- By Amazon Customer on 12-03-11
This story evokes both anger and pride. It weaves reality and fiction perfectly. I highly recommend this book to history buffs.