"We can't boast of our ancestors because, when we get started talking about our families, out jumps the ghost of a pirate or a cousin of color."
James Street, Tap Roots
The listed links have information about James Street and his work. Web searches on James Howell Street will bring up lots of sites.
James H Street on Wikipedia:
A Colleague's Tribute to Southern Author James Street:
Mississippi Writers and Musicians:
Encyclopedia of Arkansas: