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Do Lord Remember Me

A Novel

Julius Lester

St. Martin's Griffin

In a gray fieldstone house in Nashville, Tennessee, the Reverend Joshua Smith Sr.--the staunch and gentle man known to thousands in black churches throughout the South as the Singing Evangelist and to one white reporter as "the Colored Billy Graham"--is trying to compose his own obituary on what will be the last day of his life. In doing so, he looks back over that life--from his childhood in rural northern Mississippi to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, from tears of humiliation to songs of celebration and triumph.

When Do Lord Remember was first published in 1984, the Chicago Sun-Times compared it to Alex Haley's Roots, Newsday described it as "exquisitely crafted," People as "distinguished," the Philadelphia Inquirer as "riveting," and the Cleveland Plain-Dealer declared "every page has something worth remembering." Twenty years later and now a classic, Julius Lester's Do Lord Remember Me is an eloquent and deeply moving story about a black family's dignified struggle for survival.

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Praise for Do Lord Remember Me

"An intense and passionate story."
- Ebony

"Julius Lester is foremost...among black writers who produce their works from a position of historical strength."
- The New York Times Book Review

"Lester forces us to feel the texture of the South as it must have felt...at once lamentational, cautionary, and joyous."
- The Boston Globe

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Julius Lester

  • Julius Lester is the author of over thirty books for children and adults. He has received numerous awards including a Newbery Honor, ALA Notable Book, and Smithsonian magazine's Best Book of the Year. He lives in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
  • Julius Lester
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Do Lord Remember Me

A Novel

Julius Lester

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