African-American Life in Sumner County

African-American Life in Sumner County

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Early African Americans in Sumner County, both slaves and free, left a legacy not only of beautiful brick buildings and sturdy stone fences, but also a social history as rich and varied as the many tribes they represented. This exciting book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the immeasurable contributions, undeniable services, and the devotion of black Americans to the evolution of Sumner County's communities. Many of the sienna-hued photographs and Civil War-era tintypes presented here were taken when folks wore their Sunday best and didn't smile for the camera. These images, many never before published, capture everything from a qcreek baptismq and bonnet worn by a local slave, to views of families and schoolchildren. The volume covers most of the early settlements in Sumner County where African Americans largely resided, from Rockland and Avondale to Scattersville, Parker's Chapel, and Gallatin.Our past teaches us and guides us toward our future. Through the passage of time, ... Historian Dr. John Henrik Clark said, aquot;History is a clock that people use to tell the cultural and political time of day. It is also a compass that people use to findanbsp;...

Title:African-American Life in Sumner County
Author:Velma Howell Brinkley
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2012-09-18


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