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Mark Morrison-Reed was caught in a tortuous shift in America. Born on the South Side of Chicago during the 1950s in a twilight zone between the races, he was raised on the cusp of what was to come. A black hippie, he tried to reconcile the “make love not war” ethos of the white counter-culture with the demands of awakening black power consciousness. Morrison-Reed, himself of mixed-race ancestry, went on to marry an Anglo-Canadian and raise two multiracial children. He served as minister to predominantly white Unitarian Universalist congregations. In Between: Memoir of an Integration Baby gives voice to the unspoken story of those Afro-Americans who were among the first to bring racial diversity to their neighborhood, school, church or workplace, to the increasing number of partners in interracial relationships and those blessed with and yet struggling to raise multiracial children in a polarized world.
"Morrison-Reed's account is nothing less than a spiritual clearing in the forest of race and ethnicity. Every reader will rejoice that he has entrusted it to these pages." --Lee Barker, President, Meadville Lombard Theological School'