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Re: Sarah Rector, a Creek Freedman Story in new bo
In Response To: Sarah Rector, a Creek Freedman Story in new book ()
I am happy that this book has finally been written to expose the white Man, who was using her money while her family lived in poverty.I fist heard of this from my parents and maybe five years ago the NAACP Magazine had printed the story. Finally, attention was brought to her story via the NAACP and other activists during the time that the villain was exposed. This reminds me of a Black man, who as I was growing up, would set in-front of this particular rural store and eat crackers and cheese. One day, I heard my parents discussing how this man, who had one brother who had traveled to CA. While there, something happened and through a lawsuit, he was awarded $5,000,000 and died shortly after receiving the funds. The brother was left this money and he put a white Family over his money. He died broke and after I became an adult, I researched some information I had heard. It was verified that the White Family used this Black Man's money to invest in Electrical Companies, and their descendants are still getting royalties. I don't think the White family told him or if he understood the amount of money he was left. These types of stories go on and on. I just helped an older Black Woman, who's attorney would not return her deeds on two properties. I found where the attorney had transferred the properties to her name, just waiting I assume for the 83 year old woman to die. Now, the properties have been placed back into the older Black Woman's name, so she may will the properties to her children or grandchildren. Had I not looked up the addresses, the old lady would have still been waiting for her deeds. She did not owe the attorney any money. The attorney was to transfer the properties to the older lady's name. Instead she transferred the properties to her name. African Americans who own property, especially in small southern towns, the should at best check their properties often from the county clerk's taxing agency. Ms. Rector's story should be made into a movie.
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