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BLACK HISTORY UNDER ATTACK: THE SONG OF SANDY & EMMA – 15 YEARS OF STORYTELLING

February 12, 2024

I have always had a deep curiosity about my family history.  I knew straight out of the gate that my ancestors’ stories would be difficult to uncover and stomach, but I was determined to know their names and what happened…

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CHERYL WILLS LATEST BOOK WINS NATIONAL AWARD

February 12, 2024

ISN’T HER GRACE AMAZING: THE WOMEN WHO CHANGED GOSPEL MUSIC IS AWARDED SPECIAL CITATION BY BLACK CAUCUS AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION! READ ABOUT IT HERE: https://www.bcala.org/awards-and-news/literary-awards

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SEE IT: CHERYL WILLS COVER STORY IN NEWSDAY

February 12, 2024

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/li-life/cheryl-wills-senegal-hgkcvq62

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THANK YOU OPRAH!

May 28, 2022

We invite you to read part one of this exclusive series written by amazing writer SHIRLEY VELASQUEZ! https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/relationships-love /a39402168/cheryl-wills-searches-for-civil-war-veteran-burial-ground/

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THANK YOU GOOD MORNING AMERICA!

May 7, 2022

I’m so grateful to my friends at GMA3 for this incredible feature! CLICK HERE https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/GMA3/video/book-puts-spotlight-women-pioneers-gospel-music-84520597

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GOSPEL’S HIDDEN FIGURE: OPAL WILLS 1927-2019

April 30, 2022

Take a close look at this picture. There’s much more to it than meets the eye! I called her ‘grandma’ but those who knew and loved her called this dynamic woman, “Mother Wills”. And in her younger days she was…

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She Is Me

January 28, 2022

I saw her.She saw me.Her name is Brooklyn. She sat front row during an assembly at her Brooklyn school and our eyes locked.Brooklyn is in her mid-teens and tightly held my book about my great-great-great grandmother Emma Wills against her…

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