JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Sarah Gordon Weathersby, author of Adventures in Blackface: and other shorts
(Sarah Weathersby Publisher)
Adventures in Blackface is a short story, and one of a selection of “shorts” retrieved from the cutting room floor. The short story centers on a black college freshman, Ruth, one of six black students in an otherwise white university in the 1960’s. Ruth faces the challenge of the romantic advances of a white male student and the racism of white faculty.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Adventures in Blackface: and other shorts?
Sarah Gordon Weathersby: I was inspired by the movie Selma released in 2014, as well as my personal experiences as a college freshman in a time and place when people didn’t talk about race and often excluded black students from mainstream activities. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Sarah Gordon Weathersby, author of “Adventures in Blackface: and other shorts”