On My Mind: the writings of Sarah Bracey White                                                                                        

In progress
On My Own - Excerpts
The Devil's Wife
The Eyes Tell All
The Portrait
Project Talent
Julius Rosenwald Schools
On My Genes
Happy New Year
Greetings From VT
Cloud Watching
Hearing Aids
Why I Garden
MLK Jr. Celebration Speech
Shedding the Cloak of Fiction
Women's History Month presentation
Primary Lessons
Coming appearances
Children of the Dream
Contact me
New Links

What's on my mind?

Browse these pages and follow the exploits of a poor little Colored girl, who came of age in the Jim Crow city of Sumter, South Carolina during the 1960s, and now has made a home — and a respected name for herself — in Westchester County, New York. 



               My journey has been an excursion

               through high mountains and low valleys.

               Education, life experience and friendship

               have sustained me. Now, I turn to look back, 

               in search of the meaning of all that has happened. 

Primary Lessons is available in hard copies from Walmart.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com. The Kindle edition is available from Amazon.com and UPNE.com


         Sarah is a writer/motivational speaker/arts consultant. She was a 2010/2011 Inaugural Fellow@the Writers Center at SUNY/Purchase. Her literary work includes: 

                     The Wanderlust: A South Carolina Folk Tale, SBW Promotions, 2015. A prize-winning Zora Neale Hurston-inspired folk tale 

                 Primary Lessons: A Memoir, CavanKerry Press Ltd.  (added to a blogger's list of "books to read for diversisty")


               Feelings Brought to Surface, Harlo Press, 1979

                  My Dear Dakota, (an autobiographical, young-adult novel - in progress)

            Her essays have been anthologized in:

                        Children of the Dream (Simon & Schuster Pocket Books, 1999);  Dreaming in Color, Living in Black and White (Simon Pulse, 2003).

                 Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother (Ballantine Books, 2004)

                 Gardening On A Deeper Level, (Garden House Press, 2004)

                         Heartscapes: True Stories of Remembered Love, (Spruce Mountain Press, 2012)

          To view her works on the web, visit the following links:

                     1)  "Women's History Month: the Artist BeA haverbusch: http://treetopsart.com/BeAatGutmanGallery.html

                     2)  Video interviews with Sarah as she talks about "Primary Lessons:" 

                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJwZ5D04lOc   (interview with Leland Pinder, WIS-tv 10, Columbia, SC)




"The Wanderlust: A South Carolina Folk Tale" is now available in an audio version (MP3). To purchase copies, contact me at bracey0114@aol.com for details.