This book, my friends, will share victories to uplift your spirit, educate your mind, and expand your knowledge. You see, much of our history was hidden, unknown, and destroyed, by those hoping it would never be discovered. The enslaved were not supposed to know how to read and write, yet they managed to leave an everlasting mark on history. African American history consists of gold mines, owning land, vast creativity, and great strength. I will share original documents such as deeds, maps, vouchers, and the actual locations my grandfather and great-great-grandfather stood in, like the Emmanuel Church. My family history is a part of American history. In fact, American history is a part of world history, and I look forward to revealing valuable facts and timelines about a period of history worth knowing.