Crazy news. After toiling away for a few years researching a book on escaped civil war slaves and their role in the Union Navy’s blockade of the South in the Civil War, and after push push pushing to get it published, my mother in law, Barbara Tomblin finally got her third (I think) book published. Then, before she’s even given her daughter a copy to put on our book shelf next to G.I. Nightingales and With Utmost Spirit, we got a call yesterday that she’s going to be on the radio on the Tavis Smiley show today. I guess the interview is getting taped today, will probably get picked up on the radio show later today, and then will be podcast at some point on the website.
Anyway. I’m posting this here so maybe Google will pick up a link and anyone searching for “the role played by escaped slaves in the Union blockade along the Atlantic coast” will have a better chance of finding her interview.