This is a revised edition of We Call Our Daddy "Mister". The book covers the story of a Southern family in which the Father is white and the Mother is mulatto. Interracial marriage was forbidden by law and custom at the time (cc. 1890-1955). Social "interplay" was not openly existent among the races. Their common law marriage produced nine children: 5 boys and 4 girls most of whom appeared lily-white throughout their lifetime but were considered colored or black and therefore often suffered from the brutal treatment meted out to the black populations.
These children found it difficult to cope in many of their endeavors but none chose to pass for white even though they could have easily done so. Nonetheless, the father, Burrell Harrell, a wealthy farmer owning more than 2000 acres, 500 head of cattle, and was the most prominent cotton grower in the area insisted that the townspeople accord his children all of the rights and privileges given to the whites, many times failing as the children were relegated to separate and unequal segregated schools and public accommodations. Theirs was not always the worse as they did seat themselves among the whites at the local picture show.
This is a true story which was introduced to the public at the Cobb Archives of the Chambers County Public Library in Valley, Alabama, December 7, 2006.
"We Call Our Daddy "Mister" is still featured on Amazon.com; however, it will be again be featured on www.itascabooks.com,and many others. It can be ordered now from:
HiBisCUn Press, 6052 Piros Way, Ocean Hills, CA 92056-7265 as indicated on the attached Form.
Dr. Schell's book was the main feature in the Morehouse College magazine First quarter, 2007. He appeared for a book signing at Morehouse during Founder's Week activities February 15-18, 2007.
SUMMARY OF ENGAGEMENTS:
Presentations have been made by your author continually throughout California, fraternal organizations and College campuses throughout the USA on demand. Such may be resumed in the near future.. Consult the schedule below for prices and details for ordering and shipment.
LaGrange College, UMC, Presentation to the Philosophy and Religion Department
Rotary Club International, LaFayette, Alabama
Goodsell UMC, Lanett, Alabama
Morehouse College, Atlanta, "We Call Our Daddy Mister"
Chambers County Public County Library and Archives
Oceanside (CA) Public Library, Black History Event, Presento and Booksigning
SEP 2008 Rutledge Family Reunion (maternal branch of the Winston/Harrell Family, Detroit
FEB 2009 Morehouse College, Founders Day Event, English Writing Class, Booksigning
Lithonia (GA) Elementary School, Storytelling for 5th Graders, Book Fair
JULY 2011 Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity outing, San Jose, CA
JULY 2012 Release of Second Edited of We Call Our Daddy "Mister"