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Before you read these essays, I would like to explain that my point of view has modified – on one issue in particular. I feel I cannot apologize on behalf of my ancestors, I can only be held responsible for my own actions (June 2011).

Let My People Go Free
This essay starts with a highly personal exploration of Grimke-Drayton family history, looking at the background of the first plantation owners. Shifting to the present day we see how reconciliation must now be placed at the fore.

The Way of Love
This essay deals with overcoming racial boundaries in the church.

Apology or Not
Are we responsible for what happened in the past?

Recommended Essays
A selection of fascinating essays related to the areas of  slavery reconciliation and the Grimke-Drayton family.

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