Aunt Sara appeared to be a background character however her story played an important role in Silent Ties. Most often she was seen not as a person, but as Uncle Roy’s … [Read more...] about Blog 30 | A Dangerous Denial and Dangerous Deception
I’d like to return to the Freedom Riders to discuss the courage of a twelve year old seventh grader in Anniston, Alabama. Her father warned that agitators were coming … [Read more...] about Blog 29 | Janie Forsythe
Intimidation and domination through fear is the underlying thread throughout Silent Ties, however we never see these two good friends speak of it with each other. Missy’s … [Read more...] about Blog 28 | Fear
Henry served multiple purposes in Silent Ties. He allowed me to share a little about a Black family living in "Colored Town" and dependent on the canning factory for … [Read more...] about Blog 27 | Henry
Silent Ties begins with a description of Missy’s home - a beautifully painted white house with a bright green door, two porches, and beautiful flowers everywhere. Later … [Read more...] about Blog 26 | It’s not our house.