LOVE & HATE IN SMALL-
Growing Up Black in the Segregated South
Emmitte Cornelius, SR
Love and Hate in Small-town America narrates the author's experiences living in a small, racially segregated Mississippi town in the Jim Crow South. The story pivots on his relationship with his godly grandfather, a beloved citizen of Bolton, who treated his fellow townspeople-black and white-with genuine friendliness, fairness, and respect, all the while being subjected to laws designed to keep him and other blacks "in their place." As a Christian, he followed the "golden rule": treat others as you want them to treat you. This book challenges any and every notion that attempts to reconcile racism and genuine Christianity.