Coloring Tree

When Gloria Brogdon’s great-grandfather died just after the Civil War, some white folks came to the house in Charlotte County and took away the family Bible — or so the story goes. It’s a tale that’s been passed down through the generations.

Brogdon would like to find the Bible, not only to prove the story’s true, but also to reclaim a record of her family’s history.

Back in those days, births and deaths were recorded inside the cover and on the blank pages of the Bible, but the identity of the people who took her family’s book could be just as revealing about her family makeup — especially its racial heritage. Read More

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