Brett Taylor
Brett Taylor asked:

Was there a town ever established by former slaves like Libertyville, SC in this book? I would like to visit it today,if there ever was such a place. brettstaylor@gmail.com

Asteropê Yes, there are many towns in the South founded or settled by former slaves. Here are some articles and sites:

"Black towns, established by freed slaves after the Civil War, are dying out" - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...

"History’s Lost Black Towns" - http://www.theroot.com/photos/black_t...

"Black History Month: Former Slave Founded a Town" - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-ke...

"All-black towns across America: Life was hard but full of promise" - https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...

Etc.
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