Dancing with Broken Bones: A Revisit
This introductory chapter begins by describing the twentieth-century American culture of avoidance of acknowledging the urban poor and the dying. This is a culture of seeing death as an enemy to be conquered. It narrates the compilation of remarkable encounters with the following people: Lucille Angel, Bill and Evelyn Wheeler, Joe Noble, J. W. Greene, Annie Dickens, Ken and Virble White, and Marvin “Cowboy” Smith through his initiative—the Dancing with the Broken Bones project. It also explores the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. It notes that both the lessons from Katrina and the lessons in Dancing with Broken Bones point to the widespread avoidance of issues that surround poverty and race in America.
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