All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

  • Type: Books
  • By: Tiya Miles
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Emily H.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781984854995
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Descriptive and well-researched story of a single object passed down through three generations of women.

Moving and poignant retelling of a family keepsake and the power of memory. Now housed in the   Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, a cotton bag that was once packed by an enslaved woman named Rose for her daughter, Ashley, preceding their imminent separation. Soon after, the nine-year-old girl was separated from her mother and sold. She never saw  her again.