First published in 1958 and selected by the New York Times as one of the best books of the year, Willie Mae is a first-person account of a black woman's life and her experiences as a domestic worker in a succession of southern households in the first half of the century. Powerful and poignant, sometimes funny and always honest, Willie Mae is a testament to the courage and strength of a generation of women who struggled to survive with dignity and humanity in the years before the civil rights movement.And she used to make beautiful quilts. She used to have big screws in the ceiling of the middle room. Poppa bore them up there for her to hang her quilts on, like cup- hooks. There was four poles to a quilting-frame, one for each side, and aanbsp;...
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