From Slave Ship to Harvard
From Slave Ship to Harvard by James H. Johnston
From Slave Ship to Harvard is the true story of an African American family in Maryland over six generations. The author has reconstructed a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories. From Slave Ship to Harvard traces the family from the colonial period and the American Revolution through the Civil War to Harvard and finally today. Yarrow Mamout, the first of the family in America, was an educated Muslim from Guinea. He was brought to Maryland on the slave ship Elijah and gained his freedom forty-four years later. By then, Yarrow had become so well known in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., that he attracted the attention of the eminent American portrait painter Charles Wilson Peale, who captured Yarrow's visage in the painting that appears on the cover of this book. The author here reveals that Yarrow's immediate relatives  - his sister, niece, wife, and son - were notable in their own right. His son married into the neighboring Turner family, and the farm community in Western Maryland called Yarrowsburg and was named from Yarrow Mamout's daughter-in-law, Mary "Polly" Turner Yarrow. The Turner line ultimately produced Robert Turner Ford, who graduated from Harvard University in 1927.

Just as Peale painted the portrait of Yarrow, James H. Johnston's new book puts a face on slavery and paints the history of race in Maryland. It is a different picture from what most of us imagine. Relationships between blacks and whites were far more complex, and the races more dependent on each other. Fortunately, as this one family's experience shows, individuals of both races repeatedly stepped forward to lessen divisions and to move America toward the diverse society of today.
 
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About James Johnston
From Slave Ship to Harvard by James H. Johnston
JAMES H. JOHNSTON, an attorney, journalist, and corporate counselor for AIB TV, has published extensively on national affairs, law, telecommunications, history, and the arts. His contributions include papers on local Washington, D.C., history, Yarrow Marmout, and an edition of The Recollections of Margaret Cabell Brown Loughborough.
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A young golf pro is unwillingly involved in a murder. In the act of discovering why, he becomes a private detective. The process calls for the help of his pal in the secret service, a new friend in the central intelligence agency and a reluctant lieutenant of police. The attempt at control of the currency of nineteen nations suddenly flows to the surface and the intrigue of international involvement makes it a thriller. The conclusion not only brings a crushing surprise but it also brings to a head a bit of the love future for our new detective-golf-pro.
 
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About H. Thomas Money
A Kentuckian by birth, H. THOMAS MONEY, holds three higher education degrees, has worked fifty years in pastoral ministry, was acting president of a TV station in Atlanta, GA and currently serves on AIB TV's Board of Directors. In his free time, Tom is an avid golfer. He is married with four children, ten grand children and now resides in Atlanta.
 
   
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