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Cora Unashamed Summary

"Cora Unashamed" is a prose story about a black woman named Cora Jenkins who lives in an unremarkable town called Melton. She is the last of her siblings to remain in Melton, where she cares for her ailing mother and drunken father while maintaining the family by working as a servant for a white family surnamed Studevant. Cora is a good and simple soul who works hard to provide for her family.

She has only one lover in her life: a foreigner with yellow hair and gray eyes. She falls pregnant and has a child with grey eyes. Her family and the Studevants are shocked and ashamed, but Cora simply loves her child. Around the time of her daughter's birth, Mrs. Art Studevant has a baby girl named Jessie, and Cora nurses her. She brings her own daughter to play with Jessie, but Mrs. Studevant...

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