Sacred Ground

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AuthorHouse, Sep 24, 2008 - Literary Collections - 128 pages
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Sacred Ground is a true story about the lives of African-American families living in a small rural community during the early thirties through the twenty-first century. This book describes the resilience these families were in spite of the tragedies they experienced.  Cemeteries surround this small community; so many, that if the cemeteries were an ocean, the community could be considered a peninsula.These families were subjected to the racial fury of the Deep South in the 1950s. Yet, they survived because they were on sacred ground.




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About the author (2008)

Joyce Whitlock is a registered nurse and native to this breath-taking community she so eloquently describes. Though she married in the late seventies and relocated to the west coast,  she later returned to the small community she loves so dearly.

She realized early on developers would eventually redevelop this sacred place. To preserve the legacy, she petitioned the county to rename two streets to pay homage to two former citizens. May the spirit of these individuals who once lived in this community be cherished perpetually by this amazing story, Sacred Ground.

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