Lest We Forget: The Passage from Africa to Slavery and Emancipation

By Velma Maia Thomas

In a cleverly designed interactive book, the creator of the Black Holocaust Exhibit relates the pain of my people. Her simple yet descriptive words tell the story of slavery and the struggle for freedom&mdash;from the African villages to the boats, from the plantations to the end of the Civil War and <em>Jubilee</em>, the day of freedom. Letters and newspaper clippings personalize the story, and reproductions of documents, meant to be pulled from envelopes and pouches attached to the pages, bring the past directly into the present.

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