Wilhelmina: An Imagined Memoir

Wilhelmina: An Imagined Memoir #(2020)

Wilhelmina: An Imagined Memoir

Wilhelmina: An Imagined Memoir

  • Title: Wilhelmina: An Imagined Memoir
  • Author: R.J. McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9781310010569
  • Page: 439
  • Format: ebook
Wilhelmina: An Imagined Memoir By R.J. McCarthy,



Wilhelmina Johnson Hamlin died in 1930, shortly after the birth of her sixth child She was twenty six years old, remarkably unknown, and ordinary Yet in her ordinariness, she was an extraordinary human being A woman of color, living at a tenuous, often harsh, time for African Americans, she created a legacy of love in her brief life.Chancing upon her, the historical fWilhelmina Johnson Hamlin died in 1930, shortly after the birth of her sixth child She was twenty six years old, remarkably unknown, and ordinary Yet in her ordinariness, she was an extraordinary human being A woman of color, living at a tenuous, often harsh, time for African Americans, she created a legacy of love in her brief life.Chancing upon her, the historical framework of her life was clothed by the imagined workings of a mind that bequeathed loving memories Her story unfolds as a series of linked chapters in which she explores the events that have shaped her life Through the prism of memory, moment, and thought, she cherishes the good, willing herself to ponder but not dwell upon the less than memorable The majority of her formative years spent in an orphanage, she weighs its effects upon the primary issues that color her life including family, loss, the mysteries of the world, her mechanisms for sustaining happiness, and, shadowing everything, racism Yet insistent as it is, she never allows racism, as it probes her thoughts, to appropriate them or her ample spirit.


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McCarthy tells Wilhelmina s story in her own voice, filing in the blanks with the poetic license of a writer Wilhelmina Johnson Hamlin s story begins as a child living in an orphanage for black children, Brooklyn Howard Colored Orphan Asylum She shares her story from those childhood memories at the orphanage, and then with her return home to her parents She tells us from the get go, I was never an orphan Never No matter what someone might say or the word might imply Her circumstances leading to [...]


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