My great-great-great-grandmother is so special to me because I found her despite the fact that she was deliberately written out of my his-tory. And this is the story of our meeting.
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Dance, Daryl Cumber. "Seeking Polly, Pretty Polly, Poor Polly, or The Granddaughter Seeks to Remember What the Grandfathers Sought to Forget." In Grand Mothers: Poems, Reminiscences, and Short Stories About the Keepers of Our Traditions, edited by Nikki Giovanni, 73-78. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1994.