Today, when I cast my vote, I will be thinking of Cousin Robert and the ancestors.
Robert was the son of John Coleman Bryant and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bryant. Robert was born about April 06, 1850, and raised in Veto, Franklin County, MS, on the John McDaniel's farm where he, his mother Elizabeth and siblings were slaves.
Information from Slave Narrative of Robert Bryant
Photograph Courtesy of Joyce Coleman Johnson