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It's Good to be Black
Garden City, Doubleday, 1953. A memoir by the ground-breaking African-American poet, actress, publicist, and mother. Inscribed by the author: "To my dear friend/ Beatrice McIntyre/ who is expressing beauty with her brush." Goodwin was a publicist for Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American woman to win an Academy Award (she wrote McDaniel's acceptance speech) and for gospel singer Ethel Waters. She was named California Mother of the Year in 1955. She acted in a number of movies and the television series "My Little Margie," and published a volume of poetry in the 1940s. Small owner name on the front flyleaf. Offsetting to endpapers; a very good copy in a very good, lightly sunned dust jacket with shallow edge chips and a crease at the lower front corner. [#033892] $350

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