writes that she discovered the identity of one of her great-great-great-great-grandmothers, May Poole
, who lived and died as a slave, when she, AW
, already a name in the public eye, was contacted...
First among the acknowledgements stands the name of AW
's forebear May Poole
, who lived under slavery and reportedly died at the age of a hundred and twenty-five.
Walker, Alice. Anything We Love Can Be Saved. Random House, 1997.