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“Sing a song full of the faith that the dark
past has taught us
Sing a song full of the hope that the
present has brought us
Facing the rising sun of our new
day begun
Let us march on ’til victory is won.”
— James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)

Jessica Peterson
[Alabama: J. Peterson], 2009
N7433.4 P475 C38 2009

A relocation to Alabama causes the author to re-examine her childhood in Rochester, NY, particularly with respect to the impact of the 1964 race riots. From the colophon: “…researched, written, designed and printed by Jessica Peterson…The content was letterpress printed using photo-polymer plates on Sarah Bryant’s Vandercook SPO-20 in Gordo, Alabama…completed in fulfillment of my MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama, April 2009.” Illustrated with printed trompe-l’oeil style newspaper and microfilm clippings. Printed on cotton, abaca, and hemp paper. Accordion structure in drum leaf binding. Edition of fifty-five copies. University of Utah copy is no. 38.