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JANE KIRKPATRICK. A Light in the Wilderness

JANE KIRKPATRICK. A Light in the Wilderness. Revell. Trade paperback, ebook,  315 pages, $14.99, amazon.com

Based on a true story. Letitia Carson is one of the first black women to travel the Oregon Trail with her white common law husband. Upon his death, Letitia faces the consequence of Oregon’s exclusion clause keeping free blacks out. Mistreated by the estate’s administrator, she brings suit, the first woman of color to do so. The result is a story of inspiration. Winner WILLA Literary Award.