At the height of slavery in the antebellum south, a free man of color sold himself into indentured servitude. He found love and went on to become one of the wealthiest land owners of the time. And in the process built a multi racial community.
Proceeds from the sale of the book Bryant Acres will go to the Alzheimer’s Association. Help me raise money to fight Dementia and Alzheimer’s, the disease that ultimately took my mother’s life.
The story of Sherrod Bryant is a story of perseverance and racial harmony; that all people have value regardless of race or economic standing. Sherrod Bryant was a young man who had very humble beginnings. He wanted to become a gentleman farmer.
He not only achieved that goal, Sherrod would go on to become one of the most successful land and plantation owners in the South during the 1800’s. The fact that he accomplished this isn’t the amazing part. What’s amazing about Sherrod Bryant’s story is the fact that he was a successful man of color during slavery.
I just finished this book as I sit here bawling my eyes out. I had to go back and re-read several chapters so that I could fully absorb each character. Amazing! - Sally Hampton, Writer/Producer