the Harvest is the story of the struggles and achievements of the Crockett
Family of Washington, Pennsylvania. It
tells of the patriarch of the family, Alfred Crockett, and his courageous
escape from slavery during the years of the Fugitive Slave Act.
He was separated from his family for three
years before reconciliation in
, only to be separated again by the Civil War.
1865, he and his wife, Margaret purchased property in
for $325.00, a phenomenal amount for a former slave
who had never owned anything, nor handled money.
Five generations of Crockett's lived in this
house until it was sold in 2002.
Crockett's boast of nurses, educators, businesspersons, ministers, a singer
with a sexy, silky voice who sang with Billy Eckstein, the deep bass voice of
"Blue Moon," and the melodious sounds of a turn of the century
quartet. This book will stir the
imagination and fascination with history and the African-American experience in
. It also
allows us to see that if we do not give up, we too can "Reap the