The Book of Harlan - Chapters 1 - 5 Summary & Analysis

Bernice L. McFadden
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In Chapter One the reader first learned about Emma, the youngest child, and only girl of Reverend Tenant and Louisa. Robinson in Macon Georgia. The Robinson family was considered to be advantaged because they were members of the black community who worked professional jobs compared to those who made a living as day workers in menial labor jobs. Emma grew up having all she needed including the natural ability to play the piano. Her father utilized her talent by making her his organist for the church choir since the age of seven. Lucille Nelson, Emma's best friend was the same age when her voice was added to the choir. By their teenage years, the religious songs weren't as appealing as the music that Pastor Robinson called sinful. Emma and Lucille snuck out to by the juke joint to listen to the blues being...

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