The Color Of Equality
Annette James-Rogers, author
Based on the experience of my great grandparents and their children, The Color of Equality is the story of a failed CW era American colony of free born People of Color. Men of Color were denied the right to enlist and urged to emigrate by President Lincoln. An American colony was established in Haiti but ultimately failed due to numerous setbacks including lack of supplies and an epidemic The story is told from the point of view of 16 year old Miri who matures into a resilient, independent woman despite her bleak circumstances and finds the means to bring her family back the New York.