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Peter Billingsley replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Epilogue: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"No one book is going to satisfy everyone.  Wilkerson’s approach, a popular, oral history, works brilliantly. The structural influences are for the monographs.    I was thoroughly engaged by the writing and characters.…"
May 9, 2012
Peter Billingsley replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part V: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"Materially speaking, all were substantially better off.  Psychologically, I’m not so sure.  Clearly their southern roots stayed with them.  As Laura pointed out about Robert, he’s carrying some heavy baggage. …"
May 9, 2012
Peter Billingsley replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part IV: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"My own life is and has been pretty segregated.  In the elementary  parochial school I attended in the southwest suburbs (La Grange/Western Springs), there were only a handful of black kids at the school and they were bused in from…"
Apr 5, 2012
Peter Billingsley replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part III: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"Perhaps this is bit off topic - but As a companion to The Warmth of Other Suns, I started reading The Condemnation of Blackness:  Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America. (K. Muhammad).  The book jumped out at me while I was…"
Apr 5, 2012
Peter Billingsley replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part III: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"We are still in the midst of the reconciliation.  People left the South to escape life threatening conditions.  While lynching is rare, racism certainly has not disappeared.  The lack of prosperity in the African American community is…"
Apr 5, 2012
Peter Billingsley replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part II:The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"While all the characters had their own obstacles, George Starling seemed to have the most factors working against him.   Pershing Foster had access to education and a supportive, if not strict family.  George had the ability for…"
Apr 5, 2012
Peter Billingsley replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part I: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"       Hear's Leadbelly on the African American expereincePodcast Powered By Podbean   "
Feb 21, 2012
Peter Billingsley replied to Shauna Liverotti's discussion Part I: The Warmth of Other Suns in the group Book Club
"I can’t recall where I first heard the term ‘The Great Migration’, perhaps in college, or maybe as early as high school, having grown up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.  My mom grew up in the South Shore area of Chicago…"
Feb 19, 2012
Peter Billingsley joined Angela Cunningham's group
Feb 19, 2012
Peter Billingsley is now a member of Social Studies Chat
Jan 30, 2012

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Florida Virtual School
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