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The Best of Enemies
- Race and Redemption in the New South
- By: Osha Gray Davidson
- Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
- Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil rights fight. During the 1960s, Atwater and Ellis met on opposite sides of the public school integration issue. Their encounters were charged with hatred and suspicion. In an amazing set of transformations, however, each of them came to see how the other had been exploited by the South's rigid power structure.
More of a history lesson!
- By Terri on 04-30-19
Very little character development
This is a book of facts strung together with little desire to make it interesting. It had a lot of potential given the topic, but it was just boring.