|Andy Allen (left), Caroline Crittenden (center), Stacy Allen (right). Photo credit: Billy Chism, White County News|
Tom O'Bryant: (Director of White County Community Planning and Economic Development) This story is so unique to our area, and this project is so important for our community and our understanding of the history of African Americans in
Paul Brown: (who sang Civil War tunes and played Spirituals on his banjo) What a wonderful event! I hope to help with any project coming up and mention me to the Bean Creekers about getting up a spiritual singing group. It's great that all your hard work for so many years is paying off so wonderfully!
Carolyn Hayes: (Sweetwater Coffeehouse sponsor) The event was absolutely incredible! I just love what you’re doing for our community. The re-enactment transported me back to my childhood and to the stories told by the black tenement family that lived on our farm. We lived side by side; we loved each other and shared all that we had. I practically grew up in that cabin right along side their children.
Linda Hill Jordan: (Sautee Nacoochee History Museum) As an older, white southern lady, I found it gratifying that these young black men are courageous enough to tell these stories – even some of the harsh stories – in a setting that has been salvaged through joint efforts of descendants of slaves and descendants of slave owners; all with no expenditure of SNCA funds.
Andy Allen: (friend and collaborator on this preservation project, direct descendant of slaves owned by the Williams family) It was great! Truly wonderful! It’s what we wanted. I just wish more young people could see this history. It’s living history.