Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Erin Goseer Mitchell  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Selma, Alabama

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Illinois Connection

Erin Mitchell is a graduate of Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia and has a Master of Music degree from Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

After teaching for 38 years she retired from the Chicago Public School system and began her writing career.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Born colored :
ISBN: 0976123525. OCLC Number: 70054325

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Born Colored is about generations of a family living in the deep South prior to the start of the Civil Rights Movement. Bloody Sunday--March 7, 1965--was the day that 200 troopers beat 500 peaceful marchers with billy clubs, whips and tear gas as they attempted to walk from Selma to Montgomery. Mitchell's book captures this "boiling over" which she sees as the result of years and years of emotional and physical injuries. By simply telling the truth, she captures the tyranny upon which the Movement was built.