Book Review

2023-05-19T22:35:02+00:00May 19th, 2023|

I just finished reading Benjamin Banneker and Us: Eleven Generations of an American Family by Rachel Jamison Webster. Do yourself a favor and read this outstanding book. Benjamin Banneker’s grandparents were in an interracial marriage and are brought to life by Webster’s writing. A white woman, she takes us on her journey of ancestry and racism over hundreds of years. The story took my breath away. I can’t say it any better than Natasha Trethewey’s quote below. "Rachel Jamison Webster has collaborated with her relatives to weave an impressive investigation [...]