About The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills

Its a piercing question that so many Americans have: Who are my ancestors and are there any heroes in my bloodline? Award-winning television journalist and author Cheryl Wills discovered her long lost ancestors and found heroes everywhere.

This captivating biography traces her troubled father’s bloodline from modern day New York City to 19th century slave plantations in Tennessee. Cheryl’s extensive research uncovers an epic story during The Civil War Era that inspires readers from all walks of life.

Armed with historical records culled from The National Archives in Washington, D.C., Cheryl paints a vivid portrait of the African-American experience from The Pre-Civil War Era to Post-Slavery and from Jim Crow to The Black Migration. As readers will learn from this emotion-packed memoir, The Wills family lived through it all and Cheryl bears witness to her ancestor’s harrowing yet triumphant journey.