A Book Report Of The Family Tree By Karen Branan

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Book Report of The Family Tree “Friendship Baptist Church was named friendship for the fact the white man had given so generously of their money and time in the building of the first church and with the short-lived hope of an eternal Amity between the races.” This quote from the book The Family Tree a lynching in Georgia a legacy of Secrets and my search for the truth by Karen Branan equivocate the tumultuous relationships between whites and blacks. Branan unveils the strained relations between the two races in her search for the truth of her family's involvement in a lynching during 1912. Continuously, Shelf-Awareness raved Branan for her personal perspective in soul-searching that makes this history insightful relevant and memorable. Throughout …show more content…

Sundays were special to Southern Culture. This was a day where friends and family were brought together by worship yet despite the unity, little white children at First Baptist would sing, Jesus loves the little children. You will detect the contradiction between the songs of the church with citizens interactions with non-White persons. Additionally, Brennan mentions a time where her grandmother made a negative stereotype against “nigrahs”--a person of African American descent. Her grandmother stated, “you won't like "nigrahs" if one of them rapes her (Branan).” In reply, Branan ask her grandmother, “Has one ever raped you?” The grandmother acquits this bias claim by saying she was never raped by one. I believe the author mention this conversation because it sets precedents to racial bias of her grandmother thoughts and the bias of social institutions of that …show more content…

At first, I thought the writing was a bit convoluted because of certain aspects that I didn't understand--southern language. Karen Brennan grew up in Columbus Georgia therefor her speech in her writing displays Southern contacts. True indeed she was writing with the perception of the 1920s period. However, one particular quote on page 156 further clarified the Lynch Mob warning to the sheriff. In the author's own words, "get out of Dodge." Conversely, I decided to do further research on the author and I watch the video of her speaking and the way she conversed they language that she used is displayed in the book. Very

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