Susan E. Lindsey is the author of Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia and coauthor and editor of Speed Family Heritage Recipes.
Her article "All My Heavy Afflictions": Black and White Women in the Colonization of Liberia," appears in the Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 45, and "From the Bluegrass State to Africa: Kentucky and the Colonization Movement," was published in the Kentucky Humanities magazine spring 2023 issue.
She enjoys speaking about her writing to diverse audiences, including those at libraries, museums, conferences, historical and genealogical societies, bookstores, and writing groups. She's done in-person or virtual presentations to two chapters of the World Affairs Council, Friends of Liberia, and Focus on Liberia, and to conferences of the Liberian Studies Association in 2015 and 2021.
In late 2020, after nearly 20 years in corporate communication and a decade as a manuscript editor, Lindsey retired, sold her home, and purged most of her belongings. With five suitcases containing everything she owned, she boarded a plane and headed for a new life in Coimbra, Portugal. There she continues to write, publishing a twice-monthly blog, contributing articles to Portugal Living magazine, and contemplating a new book project.
To request a copy of Liberty Brought Us Here, please contact Jackie Wilson, University Press of Kentucky, 663 South Limestone Street Lexington, KY 40508 USA. Phone: +1 859-257-2817.
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