Author Visit- Barbara Brown Gathers- The Secrets of Hattie Brown

  • 22 Mar 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • online

To register for this Author Visit with Barbara Brown Gathers just email Brooklynreadingcouncil38@gmail.com by March 20, 2021. 

She will talk about her book "The Secrets of Hattie Brown". 

"Hello Eliza. Nice to meet ya.”

He smiled and all she could do was grin. The words were stuck in her throat like old peanut butter. Jeezus, he was soooo handsome! And so tall!

A unique accomplishment, this is a history never told. It is the story of two generations of African American women. Eliza Betts was born in 1860, her daughter Hattie in 1890. The saga is based upon the actual, meticulously researched history of both women. Author Barbara Gathers is Hattie’s granddaughter.

Life in Virginia and North Carolina after the end of enslavement was toilsome for those emancipated and living with the question, “What does freedom mean?” This is the story of two women who faced those challenges with boldness, personal stamina, and an intense devotion to their loved ones.

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