"My First Negro" The Sign

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Dublin Core

Title

"My First Negro" The Sign

Description

This story, set in Frenchtown, recounts the protagonist's brief friendship with an African American kid from the disadvantaged neighborhood, Alphabet Soup. The story deals with issues of race and poverty (including blackface and government assistance), but also has moments of human tenderness. The protagonist struggles with his complicity in a wayward attempt to share food stolen from the "rich" to give to the poor.

Creator

Source

The Sign

Publisher

Robert E. Cormier Collection at Fitchburg State University's Amelia V. Gallucci-Cirio Library

Date

March 1969

Contributor

AnnaMary L. Consalvo
Katharine Covino
Elise Takehana

Format

JPG, 8.5x11

Language

English

Citation

Robert Cormier, “"My First Negro" The Sign,” Robert E. Cormier Archive Collection 3, accessed August 6, 2020, https://robertcormiertwistedintimacy.omeka.net/items/show/119.

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