Reaping the Harvest: A History of the Crockett Family
Reaping the Harvest is the story of the struggles and achievements of the Crockett Family of Washington, Pennsylvania. It tells of the patriarch of the family, Alfred Crockett, and his courageous escape from slavery during the years of the Fugitive Slave Act. He was separated from his family for three years before reconciliation in Pennsylvania, only to be separated again by the Civil War. In 1865, he and his wife, Margaret purchased property in Washington for $325.00, a phenomenal amount for a former slave who had never owned anything, nor handled money. Five generations of Crockett's lived in this house until it was sold in 2002. The Crockett's boast of nurses, educators, businesspersons, ministers, a singer with a sexy, silky voice who sang with Billy Eckstein, the deep bass voice of "Blue Moon," and the melodious sounds of a turn of the century quartet. This book will stir the imagination and fascination with history and the African-American experience in America. It also allows us to see that if we do not give up, we too can "Reap the Harvest."
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