The February meeting of the NPC Book Club featured a fascinating presentation and discussion by Leslie Kent Anderson of her book “Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson (1849-1893).”
The book was an outgrowth of Anderson’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Georgia. Several years of research were needed to compile the information on Amanda America Dickson, with the setting in the antebellum South during and after slavery.
The daughter of a slave and wealthy plantation owner, Amanda America Dickson grew up in the plantation owner’s mansion with all of the advantages of a plantation life style. She eventually inherited a massive fortune to become the wealthiest woman of color in the US. The book was published by Brown Thrasher Books in 1996 and is available in softbound and Kindle formats.
The next NPC Book Club meeting will be at the church on Monday, March 9, at 2 pm in Fellowship Hall. The book to be reviewed is Wild Card Quilt by Janisse Ray. Willene Keel will be the discussion leader. Everyone is welcome at NPC Book Club meetings. For more information, contact Delene Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.