Ebony Sea is about those Africans like Benriver who lived. Who lived to tell the stories, dream the dreams, and sing the songs. They were brave people too. The day to day courage it took to work under such horrific conditions, to love and to be loved, to survive and to multiply, is an obstinate strength that has never been fully recognized or appreciated. I offer this story as a tribute to my ancestors. From those first Africans came jazz, Dunbar, Du Bois, Morrison and Miles.
Creation date: 2014-05-12