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Erin Goseer Mitchell

Born: in Selma, Alabama
Pen Name: None

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

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


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Erin Goseer Mitchell on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Born colored :
ISBN: 0976123525 OCLC: 70054325

Ampersand, Chicago : 2006.

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.