“Rooted in an amazing amount of research, and written with grace and flair, If These Stones Could Talk brings to light a rich past that had almost been lost.” – James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
In 2018, Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills capped a decade-long quest to understand their family history with publication of their new book, If These Stones Could Talk: African American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountain, and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey. Their passion for history–in particular the way personal stories tie to a larger historical context–led to the formation of Friday Truehart Consultants. The firm provides education and genealogy consulting services to schools, community groups, and others who seek a better understanding of how the stories of our families and communities become woven into the greater societal narrative.
Click here to learn more about the book, as well as plans to create a documentary of If These Stones Could Talk!