By the Sweat of Our Brows 2020

Descendants of Brattonsville’s enslaved community reflect on their heritage in new video series featuring historic church tours, children’s story time, and interviews.

Videos premiering on Youtube and Facebook September 12, 19, and 26 at Noon.



Brattonsville descendants discuss the importance of Black churches in the community from the time of Emancipation forward.

A reading of the 1865 Freedmen’s List from Harriet Bratton's plantation.


Interview with Brattonsville descendant Wali Cathcart


Author Kimberly Massey reads from her book, “Sowing Seeds with Brother Wali.”  


Coming 9/26:
• Interview with Brattonsville descendant Margaret Parson-Willins
• "By the Sweat of Our Brows" panel discussion with descendants

By the Sweat of Our Brows

Join us as we demonstrate daily life and work for the enslavedon the Bratton Plantation. Come meet descendants of theAfrican-American community at Brattonsville as they sharefamily stories of their ancestors through the 21st century. Learn about on-goi

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