I was reading along thinking “I have no relationship to this.” My great-grandmother’s family is from Columbia, MO. She graduated from Stephens College there at age 13 with a degree in math approx. 20 years after this slave auction. Shortly after, she and her sisters moved to California.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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