Orphaned when her parents are killed in a voting rights protest during the 1950s South, Mildred Johnson is taken to Chicago and raised by her Aunt Rose. Thirty years later, the two join a grass-roots campaign to elect the city’s first black mayor and Mildred learns the stunning truth about her past.
I was inspired to write Some Glad Morning by the election of the first African American mayor, Harold Washington, in Chicago in 1983. What stood out to me during this election was the coming together of people from different walks of life connecting with each other and finding commonality.
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