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The Resource Trespassing : my sojourn in the halls of privilege, Gwendolyn M. Parker

Trespassing : my sojourn in the halls of privilege, Gwendolyn M. Parker

Label
Trespassing : my sojourn in the halls of privilege
Title
Trespassing
Title remainder
my sojourn in the halls of privilege
Statement of responsibility
Gwendolyn M. Parker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • At the beginning, the future looked bright. Parker was raised in a nurturing, middle-class black community in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent her childhood surrounded by love and cloistered from overt racism. All that changed when her family moved north, certain that Gwen's sparkling intelligence would open any door. Her education in exclusion began at an upper-crust private school in Connecticut, where she was one of only two black faces. Later, at Radcliffe
  • She was again in a tiny minority. But these were the heady days of the black militant movement. Now, ironically, it was her black "brothers and sisters" who insisted she define herself by her color. Yet her ideal remained a world united. It wasn't until she had become an attorney at an old-line Wall Street firm that Parker began to question her idealism. Her schooling had taught her to protect herself from insult and indignity with a hard shell; under the pressures at
  • The firm, that shell began to crack. Despite outstanding work, she was often treated with outright disdain. "Are you a lawyer?" she was continually asked by incredulous colleagues. "No I'm a terrorist, " she yearned to reply. After ten years of battling stereotypes as she climbed the corporate ladder, Parker abandoned that world and all in represented, forsaking power and prestige to follow her dreams. Trespassing is a memoir full of both outrage and regret, frank and
  • Unflinching but leavened with humor, compassion, and gratitude toward a black community that instilled lasting lessons in self-respect
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Gwendolyn M
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Gwendolyn M
  • Parker, Gwendolyn M
  • Novelists, American
  • African American novelists
  • United States
  • Middle class
  • African American novelists
  • Middle class
  • Novelists, American
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
Trespassing : my sojourn in the halls of privilege, Gwendolyn M. Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ghostly remains -- Cloistered in a colored world -- Northern exposure -- Bitsy, Muffy, and me -- Climbing the ivy -- The letter of the law -- Uppity buppie -- A black homecoming
Control code
ocm36817315
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780395822975
Lccn
97019951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Trespassing : my sojourn in the halls of privilege, Gwendolyn M. Parker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ghostly remains -- Cloistered in a colored world -- Northern exposure -- Bitsy, Muffy, and me -- Climbing the ivy -- The letter of the law -- Uppity buppie -- A black homecoming
Control code
ocm36817315
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780395822975
Lccn
97019951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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