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Mothers Son Skip Shockley

Mothers Son

Skip Shockley

Published August 7th 2009
ISBN : 9781441535634
Hardcover
330 pages
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 About the Book 

Mothers Son is a passionate story of a young mans life- told from the heart and mind of his grandmother. She held him gently as pain griped his body. A child born with Sickle Cell Anemia Disease- only his grandmothers potions and ointments alongMoreMothers Son is a passionate story of a young mans life- told from the heart and mind of his grandmother. She held him gently as pain griped his body. A child born with Sickle Cell Anemia Disease- only his grandmothers potions and ointments along with her stories managed to ease his pain. She told her special grandson stories of Post Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and the Civil rights Movement were a prince of peace flew over the mountain top, and a tall stature stool transforming himself into a black revolutionary. Her most compelling story talks of a boy struggles through his pain by wondering the streets infested with drug and violence. His journey as a Black Panther put him in the forefront as community organizer where he helped establish the first Sickle Cell Anemia community - wide testing and free clothing programs in Dallas. His struggle for identity took him to the brink of insanity, there he found himself, as he emerged as a man who dedicated his life helping those who has fallen through the cracks of despair- and drug abusers- lost children who carry the psychological wounds of slavery. People he could identify with, people like him, people with stories similar to his grandmothers story.