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Revised Edition of Black Minqua Available
Just completed a revision of my third book, Black Minqua The Life and Times of Henry Green. It is available on the at a 20% Discount through December. Included is a chapter titled, Along the Great Minqua Path. This was a Path traversed by Natives for thousands of years from Philadelphia into the interior of Lancaster County Pennsylvania. The other use for the Path was the Underground Railroad, a means of escape for slaves escaping north. The Narrative of the Underground Railroad took place in my back yard as I am from Chester County PA. In Black Minqua the story of William Parker and my ancestor Henry Green, is detailed. Henry was tried for Treason in 1851, in the death of a white slave holder. His story is in Pieces of the Quilt and Black Minqua The Life and Times of Henry Green. He and thirty-eight other free blacks from his community acquitted by an all white jury. If anyone has seen the Movie, Lincoln, then the name Thaddeus Stevens should ring familiar. This esteemed White Attorney handled the defense of the black men from Lancaster County. They were all acquitted of the charges.
William Parker, who escaped to Lancaster County seeking freedom, found himself on the Underground Railroad on 9/11/1851. He was skirted out of town by people in the community like my ancestor Henry Green. He and his family settled in Bruxton Parish Ontario Canada, where their descendants continue to live.
You will not find the characters in my book, featured in any history book. That is why this is a must read, for African Americans, Genealogists, Historians, and Students.