Human Property Hanging in the Family Tree Yields a Harvest, is a true story of the life and times of Mariah and her family. Mariah was born a slave, witnessed the brutality of slavery, and fought the KKK. Mariah's departure to transcend from human property to a human being was met with opposition, as she and her family channeled through the violent Reconstruction Era. As the matriarch of her family, Mariah, was unwavering as she attempted to sail through the iniquitous institution of inequality. She remained steadfast in her hope of attaining the American dream.
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About the Author
Ann Lee enjoys writing inspirational nonfiction books. True life is more mysterious than fiction. Through the pain and the obstacles, in this journey that is known as "life" we seek resolution. The outcome of resolve, may not be perfect, however, there is always a lesson that can be learned.
Researching, true life stories can be a tedious undertaking. However, the rewards, justify the outcome. In 1995, Ann became interesting in writing about Andre Coppage. Andre was an eye-witness to a brutal murder. A small but deadly drug cartel thought that Andre had told police about the murder, so the gang murdered Andre's five younger siblings. In 2003, after years of following the case, "Code of Silence, the Andre Coppage Story," was written.
In 2005, after her mother passed away, Ann, immersed in grief decided to fulfill a promise. Ann promised her mother that she would research their family's history. All her life, Ann had heard about the story of her 3rd great grandmother a slave named Mariah. While researching, Ann realized that her ancestors lived in a world submerged in violence. To understand historical violence, she went back to college. In 2007, she received a Bachelor of Human Services, major: Community Violence Prevention and Intervention.
Ann and Genealogist G. Johnson have documents supporting: Mariah's ancestry (slave bills) dating back to 1785, Civil War records of Mariah's husband in the Colored Union Troops and her brother in-law Ben Williams, a slave, who was the bodyguard of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The book depicts the family stories of the lynching's, the hardships and triumphs of succeeding despite the Jim Crow laws. After 7 years of researching, in 2012, Ann fulfilled her promise to her mother, "Human Property Hanging in the Family Tree Yields a Harvest," was written.