The Tree That Shades Me

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Brandon W. Mosley
Digest / 5.25" x 8.25"
86 pages Perfect-bound
african american, Ancestry, bettie e. parham, Black History, Genealogy, Harlem, jim crow, new york city, North Carolina, samuel l. parham, sarah hawkins clark jordan, shaw university, slavery, Tennessee

Brandon traced his family tree after watching NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are," a show that follows popular celebrities as they search for their ancestral roots. "The Tree That Shades Me" is a collection of biographies containing details from census records, newspapers, memorabilia and other published work. Family secrets and long-standing principles are revealed about the author's maternal ancestors, who came out of the slavery and the Jim Crow era to become successful business entrepreneurs.

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