My gratitude goes to the wonderful, courageous residents of Wilcox County, Alabama who shared their stories and validated my own experience and re-exploration of this amazing stronghold of African American activism.
“You are a walking encyclopedia. The history you have gathered regarding this county is truly beyond reproach.” —Carolyn Smith-Taylor, daughter of Wilcox County Freedom Fighters, Rev. Frank and Mrs. Etta Pearl Smith. February 18, 2013.
“Thank you for allowing us to share this journey with you…You are the voice of the forgotten and unknown. All of the stars are appearing in the right order at the right moment in time for this important story to be told.” —Joy Crawford-Washington, granddaughter of Wilcox County Freedom Fighters, Bob and Georgia Crawford. January 18, 2013.