Mr HL Gates, I am honored to be writing to you. Enjoying 5-part series. My Great G-Ma (Nancy Dumas) was a slave in Pittsview/Russell County, AL. After Emancipation Proclamation, she remained as cook for her previous owner (Albert Mitchell). Albert Mitchell had five children by raping Nancy. Later he raped one of his daughters (Mamie). The rape led to the birth of one child (Eugene “K-Bo” Mitchell). Albert Mitchell never married or had any white offspring according to our research. The attached photo is my father Solomon Mitchell (born June 4, 1925), and his 4 generations of offspring. My dad is amazing, but my G-dad (Jessie Mitchell) was even more amazing and wise. G-daddy Jessie signed with an X but he was one of the best architects in the Russell County. Please email me – I would like to share more amazing stories about the family, especially land ownership. God Bless.