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On August 30, 1986, over 2,000 descendants of the slaves who worked and lived at Somerset Place gathered on the grounds of the 200-year-old plantation in Washington County, North Carolina, for a homecoming and reunion. Dorothy Redford gives a rich story about the event she organized. Introduction by Alex Haley. The second Somerset Homecoming is scheduled for September, 198On August 30, 1986, over 2,000 descendants of the slaves who worked and lived at Somerset Place gathered on the grounds of the 200-year-old plantation in Washington County, North Carolina, for a homecoming and reunion. Dorothy Redford gives a rich story about the event she organized. Introduction by Alex Haley. The second Somerset Homecoming is scheduled for September, 1988. 25 photos....

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ISBN : 9780385242455
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 266 Pages
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Somerset Homecoming Reviews

  • Tom Tallmadge
    2019-06-24 06:44

    As a lover of history, I really enjoyed this novel.Most of us have some interest in our families roots, but few have the stamina to search so industriously,as the author. Kudos to her, for a great book.

  • Linda
    2019-07-05 04:53

    I really enjoyed this book. I found it at a local consignment store, not realizing quite what I was buying. When I picked it up to read, I was totally engrossed. Ms. Redford did an amazing job tracking down her relatives with very little to go on. My mother was the family historian and I was never interested in her research. To me it was just names and dates and it just wasn't interesting. Ms. Redford made the names and stories of her people come alive. I'm amazed at what she was able to piece together and the fact that she was able to make the reunion come together is pretty darn cool. My daughter's 4th grade class made a stop very late in the day at Somerset Plantation 2 years ago. We weren't able to tour the house, just the grounds. I wish I had had this book before we went. I plan to go back and pay more attention to what's around me at Somerset. Thanks so much for writing this, Ms. Redford!

  • Kenneth Kwame Welsh
    2019-07-21 04:34

    Check out these two books by Dorothy Spruill Redford http://www.amazon.com/Dorothy-Spruill...She found out that almost everyone in her region of NC was originally from this one plantation Somerset Place.