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I am a fifth-generation Texan who is the descendant of slave holders. When the slaves my family held became free, they took the Tomlinson name. Since I was a child, I have tried to understand what this legacy means for me and for the African American Tomlinsons. Tomlinson Hill tells the story of these two families: one African-American, one Anglo, with the same name and heritage.

The invisibles : the untold story of African American slaves in the White House / Jesse J. Holland.

I Cannot Tell A Lie: The True Story of George Washington's African American Descendants by Linda Bryant, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0595318991/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_ZKQ0pb10PBRWG

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Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People (African American): Sarah Bradford: 9780486438580: AmazonSmile: Books

Good Reads: My Summer Reading List

26 Books That Will Change The Way You See The World

26 books that will change the way you see the world. I think I'll put these on my list of books to read in 2014.

Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island By Regina Calcaterra