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Memories and Stories of Place

Leslye Huff

After moving North, many families maintained strong ties with their Southern relatives. Leslye Huff's family did not. When they traveled in the South, however, they did stop over at their relatives' houses. Leslye points out how black people at the time were likely to not risk staying in hotels, being unsure of their reception. However, because stories of her ancestral home were so strong, she was able to navigate her way through her parents' hometown without any help and find her existing Southern family.