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Dr. Moseley-Hobbs’ research led her to this tree in Virginia, where enslaved members of her family shared enjoyable times.

Dr. Moseley-Hobbs’ research led her to this tree in Virginia, where enslaved members of her family shared enjoyable times.

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More Than A Fraction: Author’s Ancestral Research ‘Adds Up’ To One Amazing Story

“It took me two years to write the book,” said Dr. Moseley-Hobbs. “The goal of the book is to make those who were enslaved, people instead of props. Some of our favorite movies have the same storyline – that slaves woke up, suffered, and slept. I took the documentation that was available and used it to present them as people.”