Uncle George and Me
Two Southern Families Confront a Shared Legacy of Slavery
In Uncle George and Me, author Bill Sizemore tells the story of his slave-owning Virginia ancestors, their slaves, and those slaves' descendants--a story that lay buried by a century of denial and historical amnesia. Its threads run through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, the struggle for civil rights, and the crippling legacy of slavery that still plagues the nation today. In microcosm, it is the story of Virginia and the South. In telling it, Sizemore hopes to advance an essential, if painful, national conversation about race.
Praise For Uncle George and Me: Two Southern Families Confront a Shared Legacy of Slavery…
~ Margaret Edds, author of "We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill," "Spottswood Robinson," and "the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow"
“Bill Sizemore brings a keen mind, an eloquent pen and a gentle but courageous heart to this painful, clear-eyed tale of his family’s—and our nation’s—shameful past.”
~ Karen Branan, author of "The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia"
Brandylane Publishers, Inc., 9781947860100, 158pp.
Publication Date: September 5, 2018