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 In 2005, I thought that it was about time that we started the conversation: about who we are, and where we came from:

Time to differentiate ourselves from Emma Lazarus' "... huddled masses, longing to be free..." (of the 20th Century).

Recognizing that, more often than not, perception creates a reality of it's own. 


     Doshia Greene Bowling 



Amelia Evans Greene


Almeter Drakeford Harris


Ruth McCarley Harris and daughter Bobbi Harris Burkes 



Frank Harris Sr. 1954

Johnnie Harris Jr. 1953



  LJ Harris-1945

  Oscar Harris 1945


Lela-Mae Harris 52'


Walker Jones 1950 (est.)   




Sunman, Bigmama, & Johnnie Lee 1979 

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 _ Graduate of the Barney School of Business, University of Hartford, 1983  


_Graduate of Central Connecticut State                            

 _ former bodybuilder au naturel.

_ insurance underwriter turned social historian.



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towards a Shared Sense of Purpose


When I first asked Mother if I could write her life's story, she said no; but after giving the matter some thought, she came back and said "only if you can write it within the context of yours":

 And impossible task, or at least so she thought.

Two years later, 2005, I presented her with the very first draft of Numerican Nation: A Self Portrait. While she wept uncontollably, she insisted upon receiving the first copy in front of her family and friends.



We must continue to celebrate excellence amongst us; not simply look to others for approval:

Jesse Lee Harris, of Camden S. C., is pictured here receiving the Life-time Achievement Award at the Harris Family Mini-Reunion held in Florida in 2001.

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