A Woman of Worth: A Memoir by Laura Mitchell Keene

A Woman of Worth: A Memoir by Laura Mitchell Keene


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From an African American woman whose life spans the twentieth century, A Woman of Worth is a deeply moving look at the struggles and joys of growing up in West Philadelphia and Wildwood, New Jersey, surrounded by the love of family and the faith of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Laura Keene tells the story of her childhood in the days of segregation, her young adulthood during the civil rights movement, and her long marriage to artist and Tuskegee airman Paul Keene. Her direct personal style will take you with her as she travels in the circle of American artists abroad. From Philadelphia to Paris to Haiti, A Woman of Worth is an important record of a woman's life as she pursues her passion for education as a library clerk, student nurse and elementary school teacher.

This true story of what it was like to be young and black in America will inspire you with the power of family, faith and love, and have you celebrating Laura Keene's long fulfilling life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781975738983
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2017
Pages: 42
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Laura Mitchell Keene spent her childhood in Philadelphia and New Jersey during the Great Depression, and studied at Temple and Howard Universities. She became a nurse at the start of World War II, and married the late artist Paul Keene, with whom she made a home in Pennsylvania, France and Haiti. She worked as a substitute elementary school teacher and is the mother of two, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of three. She lives in Warrington, PA.

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