Rier’s stories make history come alive


by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

When Sherry Rier discovered a stack of letters from a grandmother who died before she was born, it felt like a dream come true. “For as long I could remember, I longed to talk to her, imagined she had written something that told me what she thought about, her struggles, hopes and dreams,” wrote Rier, who transcribed the stack of letters onto her blog, Voices of Ancestors.

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