Telling Their Story A-Z Challenge 2016 – Theme Reveal


This is my 4th year participating in the A to Z challenge.  This year I will be telling the stories of  people who were enslaved but made it to Freedom. I found them in photographs shared by friends, names in Bills of sale and Wills.  They were from Kentucky, Alabama and Ohio.  Some of them left a lot of information. Some left only a name on a photograph and the information in a census record. I discovered some while researching my own extended family history.  They all left a story.

Pinkey Porter copyright Becky
Pinkey Porter holding baby William Turner. Photograph from the collection of Becky Leach.
Margaret Lane Alley
Margaret Lane Alley.  Photograph from the collection of Zann Carter.
Major Lee Zeigler
From a newspaper article.

27 thoughts on “Telling Their Story A-Z Challenge 2016 – Theme Reveal

  1. this sounds really interesting – I’ll be checking it out from Australia (we don’t have stories like these much!)

    1. Every place has people who need to have their stories told, perhaps not stories of slavery, but I know Australia does too!

  2. Interesting, I am one of those who loves hearing stories about the past and I will have to come by later in the month to see what you have learned! This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge, but I am excited and I have already found several new blogs to follow! Cassie from Mommy, RN

  3. This truly seems like an interesting theme. I am from the Netherlands and the Dutch were among the worst people involved in slavery. The people victimized by slavery definitely deserve a voice.

  4. Such a shame I’ve only found your theme now. Such a lucky event that I’ve finally found your theme 🙂
    I know the challenge is over, but I’ll come visiting because your theme sounds really so intersting.

    The Old Shelter – Jazz Age Jazz

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