An American Story: The Visible Vibrant Legacy of the Miller Family

Fond Memories of Gum Springs and Other African American Communities in Cocke County, Tennessee
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  • Published: July 2017
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 76
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781490781334
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Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains lived an American family— the David and Lizzie Miller family. This book is a story about the Miller’s, and the seven African American communities in Cocke County, Tennessee. It’s a book about a community of people oft en invisible or overlooked in historical accounts. However, this family and these seven communities were vibrantly visible. The story and a collection of photos document an everyday American experience and the values that fueled a people. These values –oft en not attributed to them--give meaning to a collective vision of America and a way of life that embraced: nurture of family, love of God, education of children, the building of community, and a dedication to earning a living through hard work and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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