Stephen Hanks will be speaking about his book AKEE TREE Friday, August 1, 2014 from 2-4pm, at the Attala County Library, 201 South Huntington St, KOSCIUSKO, MS. COME AND LISTEN to an amazing story.
What are the chances of finding out your ancestor's African name from a court document almost 300 years old? Go to the website Americanhistorypress.com. ISBN 13:978-1939995-00-1. Look it up also at Amazon.com - Watch the TV interview on Youtube.
"A rare kind of book, qualifying as both an epic history and a very personal memoir." - Alan Huffman, author of Mississippi in Africa. "Hanks recognized that knowing one's self is impossible without knowing one's ancestry....He highlights the importance of linked descendants-black and white people whose families are connected through slavery-connecting and sharing information. His is a remarkable journey." Thomas Norman DeWolf, author of Inheriting the Trade. "Once you begin this book it is riveting. It makes you feel as if your own family history is being discovered....A great work that can stand beside Roots." - Thara Memory, Grammy Award Winner, Recording Artist, Composer, Educator.