More Than A Fraction: Based on a True Story

More Than A Fraction: Based on a True Story

by Kerri Moseley-Hobbs

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Overview

Based on a true story, rediscover an extraordinary story with ordinary roots. Thomas and Othello Fraction are brothers and best friends who had heard, and let no one forget that they were descendants of an African nobleman whose tribal scars looked like tiger stripes. But here they were in America, considered three-fifths a person, and fighting two battles: one for the Nation and one for themselves. Read the story that leads up to a "guns drawn" standoff, and learn how the Fraction family came to America, contributed to the Civil War, survived murder attempts on their lives, and eventually settle outside of Blacksburg, Virginia as southern refugees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781547055395
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Pages: 418
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs is the 3rd great-granddaughter of Thomas Fraction. Her passion for education and history has and continues to lead her on ventures to uncover hidden stories and forgotten legacies. After discovering that the Smithfield Plantation was still in existence, and was being managed as a museum house in Blacksburg, Virginia, Dr. Moseley-Hobbs immediately took a trip to see the place where so much of Thomas' story occurred. After her trip to visit the grounds in 2015, she was asked to join the board for the Smithfield-Preston Foundation who currently owns and manages the Smithfield Plantation. As a member of the board Dr. Moseley-Hobbs was tasked with assisting to change the narrative and presentation of the enslaved and indentured servant community throughout the history of Smithfield, as it relates to the Preston family.
At the publication of this book, Dr. Moseley-Hobbs was continuing a more than 15 year career in higher education administration and teaching. She holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, a master's degree in Interdisciplinary Management, a Master's in Business Administration (MBA), and a Doctorate in Education. Dr. Moseley-Hobbs lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her son, Anthony Michael Hobbs (the 4th great-grandson of Thomas Fraction), who by 12 years old was already an award winning actor and filmmaker.

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