Chronicling the history of a fictional African American family from 1915 to 2015 through their own epitaphs and illustrated portraits, 100 YEARS is the complex, beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking story of a family set against the backdrop of a changing country. The stories and voices range from regretful recollections of potential not fully reached to hope for a newborn's future. While each entry is distinct and self-contained, they all come together to tell an overall narrative. When read carefully, the connections start to become clearer and the story of a family comes forward.
The book was inspired by Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, released in 1915.
**There is a factual error on page 50, it has been corrected with a removable sticker/label.**