• E. Dolores Johnson
Cover of Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love

Fearful of violating Indianas anti-miscegenation laws in the 1940s, E. Dolores Johnsons Black father and white mother fled Indianapolis to secretly marry. Johnson searched her fathers black genealogy and then was amazed to suddenly realize that her mothers whole white side was missing in family history. Johnson went searching for the white family who did not know she existed. When she found them, its not just their shock and her mothers shame that have to be overcome, but her own fraught experiences with whites. --Provided by publisher.


Johnson, E. Dolores. Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 2020.