Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom
Lift your eyes to the interwoven story of a Cherokee warrior and African American slave as their lives are carefully detailed in this vivid historical account. Themes of colonialism, slavery, and marginalization weave the “ties” that make up not just a part of American history (one that is not taught in our schools), but the very essence of the American fabric–a fabric which is frayed, knotted, and stained.
LISA C. PIERACCINI (she/her)
Lecturer, History of Art
Fellow, Townsend Center for the Humanities
This book is part of the 2021 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!