Anna-Lisa Cox is an independent historian, a fellow at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and a research associate at the Smithsonian. She has won numerous awards for her research, and her work on the subject of this book is featured in the "Power of Place" exhibit at the National Museum of African American History. She is the author of A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith. She lives in Michigan.
Starting in the 1860s, the people of Covert, Michigan, broke laws and barriers to attempt what then seemed impossible: to love one's neighbor as oneself. This is the inspiring, true story of an extraordinary town where blacks and whites lived as equals.