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Rosa Lee

a mother and her family in urban America

by Leon Dash

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Published by Plume in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Washington (D.C.)
    • Subjects:
    • Cunningham, Rosa Lee, 1936-,
    • African American women -- Social conditions -- Case studies,
    • Poor -- Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions,
    • Drug addicts -- Washington (D.C.),
    • African American women -- Drug use -- Washington (D.C.),
    • Washington (D.C.) -- Social conditions

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLeon Dash.
      GenreCase studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE185.86 .D374 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL665900M
      ISBN 100452278961
      LC Control Number97011543

      Book Description Basic Books 6/2/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Rosa Lee: A Generational Tale of Poverty and Survival in Urban America. Book. Seller Inventory # /5(). Rosa Lee's life story spans a half century of hardship in the slums and housing projects of Southeast Washington, a stone's throw from the marble halls and civic monuments of the world's most prosperous nation. Yet for all of America's efforts, Rosa Lee and millions like her remain trapped in a cycle of poverty characterized by illiteracy.

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Rosa Lee's story began in when her parents and grandparents left the world of sharecropping and moved to Washington, DC. Instead of finding a reprieve from their struggles, they found themselves in an urbanized blight that consumed them for generations/5(81).

Rosa Lee is a remarkable look into the urban poor underclass in America. This book resolutely captures a portrait of poverty, crime and drug addiction without dehumanizing, searching for any easy answers, or assigning any blame.

It simply captures the realities of Rosa Lees life, and allows us to make our own judgments/5. Rosa Lee's story began in when her parents and grandparents left the world of sharecropping and moved to Washington, DC.

Instead of finding a reprieve from their struggles, they found themselves in an urbanized blight that consumed them for generations. Rosa Lee's family didn't find the warmth of other suns; they were entrapped in a system they were expected to fall into, one that was designed just for /5(84).

A book based on his reporting and his subsequent friendship with Rosa Lee, "Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America," has been reviewed by the Post's Book World. While the series ran in. Dash's epic achievement makes Rosa Lee's story understandable as an American tragedy.

Rosa Lee's warm human face is a vital contribution to the public policy debates that almost universally reduce the urban underclass to grim statistics. ($50, ad/promo)Author: Leon Dash. Rosa Lee's life story spans a half century of hardship in the slums and housing projects of Southeast Washington, a stone's throw from the marble halls and civic monuments of the world's most prosperous : Basic Books.

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22, Author: Sam Fulwood III. Rosa Lee's life story challenges the pieties of left and right: she has made choices that were often unwise and has paid the price for her actions, but through it all she cares about doing the right thing, even if she cannot always find the inner strength to do so.

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After then being taken to Kazakhstan and later to a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, she made her way to America. Rosa Lee's life story spans a half century of hardship in the slums and housing projects of Southeast Washington, a stone's throw from the marble halls and civic monuments of the world's most 5/5(1).

Originally published in Everyone assumes that Rosa Lee Altman lived a life without passion. Her once-beautiful home now sits silent and empty, its gardens overgrown and its windows boarded up, surrounded by what passes for progress in Clifton Creek, s: The book is compelling and disturbing, written in a brisk, unadorned style.

Rosa Lee's life is one of continuous crisis: she deals with her HIV and her drug addictions, Washington, D.C. Mr.

Dash talked about his new book, Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America, published by Basic Books. It focuses on a single-parent family of eight children in public housing in Washington, DC over the past fifty years.

He also talked about the problems of the African-American underclass and what can be done to address them. Rosa Mabel Lee () was a statistician, the first woman scientist to be employed by the Marine Biological Association and the first woman to work as a government fishery scientist in the United Kingdom.

Lee studied the growth of fish using the growth rings on their scales. Inshe discovered the effect now known as the 'Lee phenomenon' or 'Rosa Lee Phenomenon', and her results are Alma mater: Bangor University. Rosa Lee's life story challenges the pieties of left and right: she has made choices that were often unwise and has paid the price for her actions, but through it all she cares about doing the right thing, even if she cannot always find the inner strength to do so.

The Case of Rosa Lee Words | 12 Pages. The Case of Rosa Lee Neal DenDulk Liberty University The Case of Rosa Lee Case Study Name: Rosa Lee Cunningham DOB/Age: 52 Dates of Interviews: 10/07/ Evaluator: Neal DenDulk REASON FOR ASSESSMENT: Rosa Lee Cunningham is a 52 year old African-American single mother of eight, who is a long time heroin addict, and has an extensive.

Excerpt from Case Study: Rosa Lee Cunningham. Elements such as the subject's health history, legal history, psychosocial history, and diagnostic impressions will be covered. Rosa Lee Cunningham DOB/Age: October 7, Date of Interview: October 7, Print book: Biography: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: The story of Rosa Lee Cunningham, who was a drug addict, heroin dealer, prostitute, grandmother and mother of.

Leon Dash talks about his book, [Rosa Lee: A Mother and her Family in Urban America], in which he focuses on a single-parent family of eight children in public housing in Washington, D.C. ROSA LEE. A Mother and Her Family in Urban America. By Leon Dash. Illustrated. pp. New York: Basic Books.

$ Rosa Lee Cunningham never had a chance.Rosa Lee Cunningham is a Black American woman who has lived a pathetic life being a victim of extreme poverty, child abuse and deprivation of love and nurturance from her mother.

The traumatic experiences in her life has led to her addiction to a lifestyle that further degrades her as a person instead of rising from her unfortunate situation.Rosa Lee Cunningham was born on October 7,and was one of 11 children from her mother Rosetta, and one of seven from her father Earl Wright, who died when Rosa Lee was young.

They were poor sharecroppers from Virginia who moved to the Washington DC .