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Joe William Trotter Jr.

Joe William Trotter Jr., is Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice, Carnegie Mellon University, and author of Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia.

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Cover of 'Keeping Heart'

Keeping Heart
A Memoir of Family Struggle, Race, and Medicine
By Otis Trotter
· Introduction by Joe William Trotter Jr.

Organized around the life histories, medical struggles, and recollections of Otis Trotter and his thirteen siblings, Keeping Heart is a personal account of an African American family’s journey north during the second Great Migration.

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