DON’T LOOK THEM IN THE EYE: LOVE, LIFE, AND JIM CROW

By Emerson Stamps

Interviews, Transcription, and Poems by Margot Wizansky

The oral history of Emerson Stamps (1923-2016), grandson of slaves, son of sharecroppers, who had the gift of recall…even the weather—the day of the invasion at Normandy, how dark and heavy the sky was, whose life was driven by unconditional love for others, not by rage or bitterness.

DON’T LOOK THEM IN THE EYE: LOVE, LIFE, AND JIM CROW