Time: August 9, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Pack Library, downtown Asheville
Street: 67 Haywood St
Website or Map: http://www.buncombecounty.org…
Phone: (828) 250-4700
Event Type: book, reading
Organized By: email@example.com
Latest Activity: Jul 12, 2017
Nancy Werking Poling will read from her new book, Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage (1945-1987).
The Winters' forty-two-year marriage spanned key historical periods of the 20th century and took them from Indiana to Mexico City. Freed from U.S. racism, Daniel felt "as Mexican as chile verde." Meanwhile, Anna, a reserved white woman who struggled with speaking Spanish, experienced no similar sense of liberation. Before It Was Legal is not a happily-ever-after story, but an honest portrayal of the love and hurt two people, not just a bi-racial couple, can encounter in an intimate relationship. It is the story of an independent white woman, a talented black man, and the times in which these two remarkable people lived.