With two weeks to go before my new book hits the stores, folks in Mecklenburg County, Virginia – where the story is set – are getting a sneak preview.
The Mecklenburg Sun, a scrappy weekly newspaper in Clarksville, just published an excerpt from Uncle George and Me: Two Southern Families Confront a Shared Legacy of Slavery. It tells the tale of how I discovered the forgotten history of my family’s slave-owning past and linked up with Uncle George Sizemore, the 98-year-old patriarch of a family that descended from my ancestors’ slaves.
This Sunday, August 26, I’ll do a book talk and signing at the Clarksville Regional Museum, 801 West St., at 2 p.m. I hope to see many Mecklenburg friends and neighbors there.
The book goes on sale to the public September 5. Watch this space for further details.