Love in black and white : a memoir of race, religion, and romance
Title
Love in black and white : a memoir of race, religion, and romance

Author
Cohen, William S.

ISBN
9780742558212

Publication Information
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network, c2007.

Physical Description
xiii, 373 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

Contents
A Capitol idea -- Hancock Street -- Up south -- Shamrock and a dreidel -- Lockefield Gardens -- Destination unknown -- Hoops and dreams -- Law school and other maladies -- The windy city -- Law and politics -- Bean Town and busing -- Impeachment -- A doctor in the house -- The rest of the bastards -- Of polo and poetry -- Color codes -- Who's coming to dinner? -- The darndest things -- Lucky and Lucy -- POTUS -- Doubtless -- First lady of the Pentagon -- Song of songs.

Personal Subject
Cohen, William S.
 
Cohen, Janet Langhart, 1941-

Subject Term
Legislators -- United States -- Biography.
 
Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography.
 
Television journalists -- United States -- Biography.
 
African American women authors -- Biography.
 
Married people -- United States -- Biography.
 
Interracial marriage -- United States -- Case studies.
 
Interfaith marriage -- United States -- Case studies.

Geographic Term
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

Added Author
Cohen, Janet Langhart, 1941-

Summary
In a world where it was commonplace to see signs that read "whites only" or "Jews not allowed, " William Cohen was born in Bangor, Maine, the eldest son of a Jewish father and a Protestant Irish mother. Janet Langhart, an African-American, was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana by her single parent mother, a Southern Baptist. These two people, from different regions, races, and religions, are both witnesses to and targets of the social tensions of the day. Their stories are rich and profound; at times they are amusing, at others harrowing. Bill would be elected to serve his country as a U.S. Congressman and Senator, and Janet would become a prominent television personality, activist, and highly respected businesswoman and author. Opposites in so many ways--in color, faith and culture--seemingly a bundle of contradictions, they meet in 1974, become friends, and eventually marry in 1996, in the U.S. Capitol.--From publisher description.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book921 COHEN11Nonfiction Collection