All of us raised in the culture that is the USA are infused with weight of the African diaspora is in our DNA.  Black and white, male and female, northern or southern reared, we were surrounded by the air of capitalism and the disenfranchisement of people of color that made the world that Adam Smith dreamed possible.

Elaine and Beverly skillfully tell the story of the New Jersey version of the African diaspora.  Your mind will open more.  Your tears will pour. Your heart will first ache and then warm for their tales of triumph will ignite your hope in the human capacity to survive and thrive with the ability to love intact.

Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps, President, 1804 Consultants and Former president and Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Historical Society