Descendants of slaveholder join to note history

Deborah Bartley said her family always wondered why she liked sugar so much. Or why she always wanted to spend time near the water. Or even why she decorated her home with palm trees and vines.

Walking through Jacksonville’s historic Kingsley Plantation, she believes she knows why.

Years ago, the 58-year-old Atlanta resident said she learned her great-great-great-great-great aunt, Easter Bartley, was a slave at the sugar plantation on Fort George Island. Read More

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