Roberta's Boys by Ann B Carlson
Four Pitts Brothers of Macon, GA

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The book provides thorough, frank details about one black family’s experiences during the beginning of the 20th century; however, unless someone is keenly interested in the story of the Pitts brothers, there is little here for the casual reader...of interest primarily to Pitts family members.
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This book tells the inspiring life-stories of four great African-American men (Dr. Willis N. Pitts, Robert B. Pitts, Dr. Raymond J. Pitts and Dr. Nathan A. Pitts), their wives, and their children. It explores how they recovered from childhood's tragic losses to succeed as accomplished professionals, despite the discrimination of the Jim Crow South, and how they contributed to the nation during the Civil Rights Era. 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 family 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. Each son gave his mother, Roberta ("Sis") Pitts, the credit for his success.

 

About Ann B Carlson

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Ann Carlson is an author and boutique publisher. After a 28 year career in the federal government, frequently writing federal informational publications, program descriptions, congressional testimony, speeches and presentations, she retired to write on subjects of her own choosing -- primarily non-fiction. She has also started her own boutique publishing company, dedicated to assisting promising authors who are daunted by either the commercial publishing world or the intricacies of self-publishing. The Pitts Family Trust was established by Raymond J. Pitts and Kathleen C. Pitts to further their work after their death. The Trust funded the production of this history of the Pitts family.
 
Published December 7, 2015 by Ann Carlson Publishing. 282 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel.
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The book provides thorough, frank details about one black family’s experiences during the beginning of the 20th century; however, unless someone is keenly interested in the story of the Pitts brothers, there is little here for the casual reader...of interest primarily to Pitts family members.

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