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4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South As told to Erin I. Kelly by Winfred Rembert

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South As told to Erin I. Kelly by Winfred Rembert

“White folks did what they wanted to do. It may be hard to understand if you never lived in that world.  People looked at you as nothing. They think they can do anything to you and it’s alright…Parents tried to keep their kids close to home so they wouldn’t get in trouble with white people and wind up in jail, or missing, or dead.”

Winning the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2022, this memoir is about the life of Winfred Rembert. Winfred was a teenager in the early 1960’s in Cuthbert Georgia. He survived an attempted lynching, was on a chain gang for eight years, had seven children with his wife Patsy, and learned how to paint the images of his life on leather. The title indicates his lifelong nightmares after the attempted lynching. Rembert died at age 75 in March of 2021. The combination of Rembert’s life and his art is worth the journey!

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Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South As told to Erin I. Kelly by Winfred Rembert

Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South As told to Erin I. Kelly by Winfred Rembert

“White folks did what they wanted to do. It may be hard to understand if you never lived in that world.  People looked at you as nothing. They think they can do anything to you and it’s alright…Parents tried to keep their kids close to home so they wouldn’t get in trouble with white people and wind up in jail, or missing, or dead.”

Winning the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2022, this memoir is about the life of Winfred Rembert. Winfred was a teenager in the early 1960’s in Cuthbert Georgia. He survived an attempted lynching, was on a chain gang for eight years, had seven children with his wife Patsy, and learned how to paint the images of his life on leather. The title indicates his lifelong nightmares after the attempted lynching. Rembert died at age 75 in March of 2021. The combination of Rembert’s life and his art is worth the journey!

Categories: Adults and Blog.