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The House on Wilburtha Road

Fleury Sommers

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In its way, the decade of the 1950s was as tumultuous as the 1960s. New transportation systems changed where people lived and worked. New products and technologies changed how they lived. Advances in medicine changed whether they lived. A boom inMoreIn its way, the decade of the 1950s was as tumultuous as the 1960s. New transportation systems changed where people lived and worked. New products and technologies changed how they lived. Advances in medicine changed whether they lived. A boom in baby births dramatically reshaped family life. And, the emergence of the Civil Rights movement forever changed the way races of people understood and lived with each other.This is the story of the impact of those changes on one family, transplanted from the Deep South to New Jersey in 1957. A profile of parents, five children and a black housekeeper whose lives bridged the Jim Crow South and the Civil Rights era.It is a narrative at once personal and representative of a unique period in American history. For anyone interested in what really happened, it is an insightful and intimate story.