Biography & Autobiography

Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America

The unforgettable saga of one enslaved woman’s fight for justice–and reparations¬†

Born into slavery, Henrietta Wood was taken to Cincinnati and legally freed in 1848. In 1853, a Kentucky deputy sheriff named Zebulon Ward colluded with Wood’s employer, abducted her, and sold her back into bondage. She remained enslaved throughout the Civil War, giving birth to a son in Mississippi and never forgetting who had put her in this position. […Learn More]