From slavery in the 1800s to freedom in the 1950s, Black America Series: Around Surry County traces the footsteps of African Americans through their transition from house servants and field hands to land owners, farmers, and successful small business proprietors. This detailed pictorial history celebrates and honors the strong faith, courage, and determination of the Surry County area's black community.
About the Author
Retired educator Evelyn Scales Thompson, Ph.D., and others formed the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Surry County in 2000. This history of the Surry region will lead to a greater understanding and appreciation for the lives and contributions of African Americans.
Table of Contents
|1||Plantations: A Life of Toil||9|
|2||People: Determined Roots||19|
|3||Church: Holding to Hope||53|
|4||Education: Upward Mobility||73|
|5||Work: Making Our Way||91|
|6||Leisure: A Time for Reflection||109|
|7||Military: A Soldier's Story||121|