A grandfather confronted with the fact that his family is woefully ignorant about their own lineage and legacy is determined to educate them. So begins the tale of his great-great-grandmother, Annabelle.
Annabelle was a slave born on a cotton plantation in Mississippi and raised as a house servant thanks to the plantation master’s daughters having a fondness for her. The youngest daughter protects her as best she can from the wrath of the cruel master and his wife, but then marries and leaves the plantation. Unable to bear the master’s heinous acts against her any longer, the teenaged slave girl escapes north to be free.
But is anywhere really safe for a runaway slave girl in the 1800s? Her journey is only the beginning of a legacy.
About the Author
Marcus Abston, is the author of Bloodlines (A Dying Truth Exposed, Book One). He is from the south side suburbs of Chicago. He has two degrees in zoology, loves the Olympic games, and is interested Native American history, especially regarding issues that have divided families. He is a descendent of two Native American tribes.
Some of the stories he enjoys creating focus on parts of history rarely talked about and revolve around genealogy and interracial relationships, particularly between African American and Native American communities that cause us to reflect on the choices we make especially in our teenage and young adult years.
This focus is to help young adults see the bigger picture earlier in their lives. He hopes to fascinate your minds, to educate, to make you think about your family, and make you reflect on your own choices in life. God’s greatest commandment is to love each other.