TU alumnus to hold book signing | Community Spirit
THOMASVILLE, GA - News release from Thomas University
Elvie L. Barlow Sr. was always interested in his family’s history. When he began investigating that history, what he found was a story that became the book “Covered by the Blood: An African-American Family’s Journey from Slavery.”
“I am fascinated with history, especially American history,” Barlow said. “I began to discover and understand the important role my family and other African Americans played in American history.
That discovery seems to unravel, the more I unraveled of my family’s genealogy, the more I wanted to dig deeper and discover more.”
The resulting book is a personal story documenting Barlow’s family from his great-great-great-great-grandmother Lydia Stephens in Charleston, S.C., to his own life story growing up in Albany, Ga.
Throughout the book, Barlow weaves historic facts with his own observations about what life must have been like for his ancestors and on the state of race relations today. Within the text, Barlow never hesitates to share his Christian faith.
In “Covered by the Blood,” Barlow takes readers through each generation to show just how far one family came from the time of slavery to great blessings in the modern era.
Barlow will sign copies of his book at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in the Balfour Chapel on the Thomas University campus. Copies will be available for $12 at the book signing.
“Covered by the Blood” is also available as a paperback and as an e-book through Barnes and Noble.