“To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.”
“To be inhuman is to watch the inhumane treatment of others in silence.”
Arnold P. Powers
“Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This Book has taken five years to complete, but it’s really incomplete. There are still elements of our family’s history that has been hidden from us and still remains to be researched. The complexity of information concealed by Whites is not alone. Just as many Blacks for whatever reason has also concealed information for the sole purpose of who knows! But it gives me a sense of who we are as people, the genealogy research bug. Where you go back into our fore-fathers lives and the puzzles wait anyone daring to put the pieces together is worth the assured disappointment of dissatisfaction that will assuredly come. But it never taints the curiosity! Photo on the front cover is a newspaper article from, “The Pensacola Journal,” dated December 16, 1906. The two individuals pictured are Uncle Joe and Aunt Lucy. Real people described as “Good-Ole Antebellum Colored Folks.” “Back Cover is from “The San Francisco Call,” newspaper article dated, July 17, 1904.