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They were four brothers, born in the early years of the 20th century to an educated and ambitious African-American couple of Macon, Georgia. Their parents, part of the emerging black middle class, gave them an affectionate family, a close community, and the best schooling available to blacks at that time. Then, a Petersburg women looking for a man tragedy took resources and security away and scattered the family to the four winds.

In the years of the Great Depression, throughout World War II and beyond, these men would have to summon every ounce of the faith and fortitude they learned at their mother's knee: to survive, to finish college and graduate school, and to each make their own, notable contribution to the nation in government service or education.

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Review "A deftly chronicled history of the triumph of the human spirit over incredible adversity, 'Roberta's Boys: Four Pitts Brothers of Macon, GA' is a compelling and ultimately inspiring read from beginning to end. Roberta's Boys is a wonderfully inspirational story of a family that was determined to succeed native New York NY dating every obstacle. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.

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This book is what I was looking for. I had spoken to Dr Raymond Pitts many years ago comparing our family trees and finding we had common ancestors. It was exciting to see his work in print, see my ancestor listed and learn more about the family. One person found this helpful. What well-written documentation of the life stories of members of a black family overcoming what seemed to be insurmountable obstacles 50 first dates in Nevada achieve success.

Certainly recommended reading for young African Americans to assist in understanding that hard work, regardless of background, can pay off. Additionally, the author did a remarkable job of incorporating genealogical research into a very readable narrative.

So often presentation of this kind of research is dry and often off-putting. I bought several copies of the book as gifts for younger members of my family, and strongly encourage others to purchase it for their own library as well as gifts. Raymond W. Up beat story of a successful Black family from the rural south. Well researched with an extreme amount of detail and graphics. Roberta's Boys was amazing to read. This book kept my attention from the beginning to the end. The book was gifted to me and was one of the best things I could ever receive. My Great and Great great grand parents were part of the Pitts Family.

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This book is so well written that students are easily engaged in the lives of these inspiring men, and almost unaware that they are also learning valuable lessons in African American history and the civil rights era.

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Thanks to Ann Carlson's craft as a writer and researcher, the myriad facts are woven into vibrant stories. Each brother meeting Lansing aged women alive in the imagination of the reader. I thoroughly enjoyed the book myself and was delighted to be able to share it with my students.

I would highly recommend this book, the date in Olympia WA today for teachers. What a wonderful tool for Black History Month. This is a marvelous tribute to an amazing family. This book was given to me by a family member First off, I must say that I love history. But I often lose interest in many historical books, simply because authors try to dump too many facts on the reader, without weaving any story or background into the book.

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How you tell a story should be equally as important in a book as facts. It's important to intrigue the reader, while giving them factual information about events, people's lives, etc. To me the author succeed in giving a very accurate, fact based of the Pitts brothers lives. Byu Utah dating also succeeded in making it personal, and not just a fact driven book.

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By showing the personal side of the brothers and and family through letters, poems and pictures, it gives you a much larger appreciation for who they were and what they went through to succeed against much adversity. For me this insight into their personal lives is what made it benefits of dating a Austin Texas TX girl more interesting, and kept me reading, rather than losing interest yet again. All in all, it's a wonderful read! What these Brothers and the Pitts family went through and overcame is truly remarkable and inspiring!

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This is a really good read for older teens and adults. Ms Carlson brings these boys - and their growth into responsible, educated and interesting men - alive. We also get to meet, and appreciate their mother, father and spouses. These boys grew meet women in Gulfport MS for free during a brutal Colorado girls looking for you for young black Americans and yet they were able to flourish, with hard work, sound goals, a support network, and a little luck.

Roberta's boys offer inspiration and encouragement to those who are trying to get a foothold in today's world. It would make a wonderful movie! See all reviews. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history.

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