Carry Me Back: A Family and National History of Slavery and Freedom

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  • ISBN-13: 9780967987903
  • Publisher: Honocan Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Chapter 1 The Beginning 1
Chapter 2 My Ancestors 7
My Maternal Roots--The Brown Family 7
My Paternal Roots--The Nickens Family 14
Chapter 3 Our Virginia Home 25
Chapter 4 Childhood Years 29
Chapter 5 My Family and Extended Family 41
Chapter 6 Our Virginia Communities 63
Chapter 7 Manassas Industrial School 77
Chapter 8 Eyes on the Prize 81
Chapter 9 High School and College Years 97
Photos [Group 1] 116
Chapter 10 Life in Black Washington, 1930-1960 127
Washington's Black Elite: The Old Guard 127
The War Years & Post War Years 136
The New Black Bourgeoise 153
Chapter 11 A Divided and Restless City 159
Chapter 12 Coping with Segregation and Racism 175
Chapter 13 Church, Religion and Faith 183
Chapter 14 Life's Changes and Passages 195
Photos [Group 2] 208
Chapter 15 The Nickens Family--Three Hundred Years of Freedom 217
Family Legacy 237
Epilogue 241
Appendix I Deeds, Wills and Court Records of Lancaster County 243
Appendix II Revolution War Records 255
Appendix III Fauquier County Virginia Register of Free Negroes 1817-1865 259
Bibliography 263
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