1.7 C
London
March 8, 2021
Kentake Page
Books Children

Horace King: Bridges to Freedom

Horace King Bridges to FreedomHorace King: Bridges to Freedom by Faye Gibbons is a compelling biography of nineteenth-century master bridge builder Horace King. A former enslaved man who worked to buy his own freedom, King was remarkable among men of all races and all times for his ingenuity, craftsmanship, integrity, and powerful drive to succeed. His relationship with his own former enslaver, John Godwin, was such that, when Godwin died penniless, King purchased the headstone for his grave. Some of the bridges King built still stand today in the South and are part of the testament left behind by this great man who rose from humble beginnings to serve as a community visionary, respected civil servant, and builder of bridges in his life and his work.

This work is intended for ages 9-12.

 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Invalid email address

Related posts

Blacks in Science

Meserette Kentake

When We Ruled

Meserette Kentake

African Holistic Health

Meserette Kentake

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More