Individual Author Record
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.
Born Colored: Life Before Bloody Sunday, Ampersand, Inc, 2005
Titles At Your Library
Born Colored: Life Before Bloody Sunday (Readers' Favorite 5-Star Award)
Ampersand, Inc.. 2005
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.