Thursday, October 27, 2011

Research Material: First Fruits of Freedom by Lanette Thomas Greenwood

Actual scanned copy of Book Cover

     I am currently reading First Fruits of Freedom a historical narrative of the lives of African Americans  (former slaves) who migrated from the South to the North during and after the Civil War.

     This book will be a guide to my own research as it relates to my ancestors migration from New Bern, NC to Worcester, MA.

     Zara Cully Brown's father along with their in-laws and close friends migrated during the 1870's to 1900 from New Bern to Worcester.  In time many of the individuals and their decedents will be revealed in my book as they made contributions to various states such as Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Washington, D.C., California.

For more information: First Fruits of Freedom by Lanette Thomas Greenwood