Black History Month Trailblazers
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Cheryl Wills uncovered a remarkable piece of her family history: her great, great, great grandfather escaped slavery and fought for the North in the Civil War. But it wasn’t just Grandpa Sandy Wills who lived a notable life. His wife, Emma, was a literacy advocate and took on the government. Pat Kiernan sits down with Cheryl to discuss her new book about another Wills ancestor: Emma.

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