From the Mississippi Delta by Endesha Ida Mae Holland

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om poverty and prostitution to acclaim and self-respect as a professor and a playwright. Now, in a memoir that is by turns funny and angry, this remarkable African-American woman candidly recounts the story of her fascinating life. of photos.
 

About Endesha Ida Mae Holland

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Holland is a professor at the University of Southern California's school of theater and gender studies program.
 
Published October 8, 1997 by Simon & Schuster. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Ms. Holland's best-known play, "From the Mississippi Delta," chronicled her journey from poverty and prostitution to civil rights activism.

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Publishers Weekly

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Although she was later imprisoned and her mother perished in a firebombing of her home, Cat remained committed to her work on behalf of civil rights and later left Greenwood to pursue an education, eventually earning a doctorate and adopting the name ""Endesha""--Swahili for ""she who drives hers...

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Dallas News

FORT WORTH - From the Mississippi Delta is a model of how to turn the most serious matters into entertaining theater.

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