The Secrets of Hattie Brown

The Secrets of Hattie Brown

by Barbara Brown Gathers


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"Hello Eliza. Nice to meet ya." He smiled and all she could do was grin. The words were stuck in her throat like old peanut butter. Jeezus, he was soooo handsome! And so tall!A unique accomplishment, this is a history never told. It is the story of two generations of African American women.. Eliza Betts was born in 1860, her daughter Hattie in 1890. The saga is based upon the actual, meticulously researched history, of both women. Author, Barbara Gathers, is Hattie's granddaughter. Life in Virginia and North Carolina after the end of enslavement was toilsome for those emancipated, and living with the question, "What does freedom mean?" This is the story of two women who faced those challenges with boldness, personal stamina, and an intense devotion to their loved ones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950279258
Publisher: Barbara Gathers
Publication date: 05/15/2020
Pages: 388
Sales rank: 420,315
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Barbara Brown Gathers was born in Brooklyn, New York to parents who had migrated from North Carolina. She was educated from elementary school through graduate school in New York City. Barbara has always had a strong curiosity about her family history and over thirty years ago, she officially became her family’s historian. She has collected numerous interviews, videos, photos, and documents telling the family story.
Barbara always knew that when she retired from teaching middle school, she would use the historical data about her family to recreate a fictional version of what the family history might have looked like in 3D. She is a multimedia artist, freelance educational consultant, a writer and quilter. Barbara’s most treasured life accomplishments are being the mother of one son and grandmother to her three girls. She resides in Central Florida.

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