Speak To the Mountain: The Tommie Waites Story 2006

Dr. Bessie W. Blake

Speak To the Mountain: The Tommie Waites Story

Cultural Writing. Biography. African American Studies. SPEAK TO THE MOUNTAIN: THE TOMMIE WAITES STORY is a special book about a unique woman, Tommie Waites, who started from direst poverty in the Ar-La-Tex region of the country and overcame one powerful force after another until she emerged as one of Americas leading Christian evangelists.

The book, written by Tommies daughter Bessie, clearly documents in words and photos just what kind of life a poor black family could expect in the Deep South before, during, and after the Depression. Dr. Blake chronicles her mothers determination to overcome mountains of poverty, illness, spousal abuse, racism, and gender bias in the country as a whole and in the ministry.

Reading about the struggles of Tommie Waites, one cant help but recognize that the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow has been horror and deprivation but that it has also been a strengthening of spirit and determination for those who fought and survived.

Tommie Waites didnt just survive,

Paperback: 248 pages Publisher: Aequitas Books; First Edition edition (January 1, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1929355297 ISBN-13: 978-1929355297 Shipping Weight: 1 pounds ()

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