Book of the Times, a New York Times book review recently spotlighted this wonderfully important work by Professor of History
Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Tiya Miles.
This work is based on the historically heart-rending artifact, Ashley’s Sack:
My great grandmother Rose
mother of Ashley gave her this sack when
she was sold at age 9 in South Carolina
it had a tattered dress 3 handfulls of
pecans a braid of Roses hair. Told her
It be filled with my Love always
she never saw her again
Ashley is my grandmother
During a webinar presentation this evening, “All That She Carried – Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar with Tiya Miles,” there was a directive from Professor Miles. She advised that we are someone’s ancestor and that we need to tell our stories.
We are so grateful that Ruth Middleton told her family’s story and delighted that Professor Miles has written this very important work. I look forward to receiving my copy and poring over every word.
Rose’s, Ashley’s and Ruth’s story—-our situation.
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*An absolute thank you to historian/researcher Mark Auslander, whose 2016 research on Ashley’s Sack, traced the genealogical and historical record to Robert Martin of Charleston, South Carolina.
**Another huge thank-you to the person who
found rescued Ashley’s Sack at that flea market in Tennessee and donated it to the Middleton Place in South Carolina. You are amazing.
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So sad. So glad the story can be told, though.
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