The Josie Effect
August 1st, 2015
About Emarie Randel:
Emarie Randle, the oldest of eight children born to Gloria Jackson in 1942 at New York City's Harlem Hospital, was raised in Evanston, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, in a time and place where you were truly raised by a village. Graduating from Evanston Township High School, her mother and aunt struggled against severe money shortages to send her to Tennessee A&I State University. Emarie proudly graduated in August 1964 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. That same year, she married Stanley R. Randle, a highly rated football player from San Antonio, Texas. Relocating to Texas, she spent the next thirty-eight years teaching and coaching. Following her retirement in 2003, Emarie spent two years traveling and trying to decide what the next chapter of her life would bring. Besides entering the Real Estate field, which allows her to stay active and be in contact with other people, she also pursued a career in writing. The Josie Effect is just one result of her "retirement".
About The Josie Effect:
A slave named Jessie endured a horrible life and ill treatment; the catalyst for him to escape the Mason plantation with his family. His wife and oldest daughter had been subjected to inhumane indignities and the only possible solution was to remove the family from that place. His family was to be separated and sent to different plantations, but Jessie was determined to keep them together. Although not the best decision to make, at least not at that time, it produced an outcome no one could have imagined and set forth a series of events that were both unbelievable and earth shattering. After many years, the oldest child, Josie, inexplicably emerges from death. Ultimately, that reemergence affects the lives of all those with whom Josie comes in contact. Her very presence gives everyone a reason to reflect, and to learn the plight of those slaves who inhabited the Mason Plantation. But no one is affected more than the Mason family of today.