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By Gloria Leaks Gaymon, B.A., M.Ed. This work is a family genealogy project of the Spearman Branches' African American descendants originating in Silverstreet, Newberry County, South Carolina. Lineage going back to the 1700s to a contemporary period of 2006 along with both public and private documents, historical biographies and more create a family history still unfolding. Gaymon Publications, Pinkney Family Branch Special Ed., (July 15, 2023), English, 103 pages. Note from the author: Your purchase of this family volume helps fund production and distribution costs, annual fees to access archival, genealogical, government, and other public and private databases, fund continued research, writing, editing, publishing and consulting services, DNA testing and analysis, and preservation of original documents.
Gaymon's publication timely for her family regardless of current events, is now at the crossroads of moral and economic imperatives of the reparations debate addressing the systemic long-term effects of generational servitude. For Spearman descedants, her work has placed an invaluable light on a path that reveals a clear family lineage to American slavery.
About the Author
Gloria Leaks Gaymon is a University of Pennsylvania graduate and history major with a minor in Afro-American Studies. A career educator for 35 years in the public school system, a mom, grandmom, and former foster parent, she is a genealogical researcher and family historian assisting her own and other families discover, share, and preserve their histories. She has traced the Spearman family back to the 1700s, a rare feat only few African American families will ever achieve according to Harvard's Professor Henry Louis Gates.