The Saga of Madison Brown “A Choice of Color”
by Julius Faucette
effort to track his family history the author has skillfully layered the
foundation of his roots. Julius Faucette searches for a workable meaning to
his life through his ancestor's choices of color. Faucette takes the reader
back to the 1700's through research and intimate conversations with one of
the oldest members in the family. Eugene Pinnix, who lived to be 104, speaks
to the readers through Julius Faucette.
Fluidly, calmly, insightfully, Faucette guides his readers straight to the
intersection of the most serious questions of identity, class and race. The
Saga of Madison Brown "A Choice of Color" is a story of race, inheritance
and color choices. Not often does one hear of someone of German ancestry
passing for black. Through his research, Faucette reveals how individuals in
the Madison Brown family were able to make color choices, which ultimately
resulted in life changes.
Faucette cleverly shifts between information obtained through general
research and his on-going interviews with Eugene Pinnix. By combining both,
he is able to educate and entertain his readers. The author deciphers a
historic unknown by matching it with known facts obtained through his cousin
Eugene. And the contrast between those born in slavery and those born to
freedmen is powerful. This historical pictorial will draw readers in.
As the Madison Brown history unfolds, each generation passes down to the
next that thirst to make color choices. The struggles of each play out in
this candid historical review. In this irresistible story, Faucette resists
the urge to paint with a broad brush that will stereotype the races. He
utilizes the information obtained from not only his dear cousin, but also
documents from local courthouses, state records, etc., to present a complete
This first edition will take the reader back several generations and the
result is that
most will yearn to know their family origins.
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