“Cassandra Lane’s debut memoir follows her late entry into pregnancy and motherhood. As she prepares to give birth, she traces the history of her Black American family in the early twentieth-century rural South, including the lynching of her great-grandfather, Burt Bridges, and the pregnancy of her great-grandmother, Mary. With almost no physical record of her ancestors, Cassandra crafts a narrative of familial love and loss to pass on to her child, rescuing the story of her family from erasure.” --Adapted from publisher description.
Lane, Cassandra. We Are Bridges: A Memoir. New York: Feminist Press, 2021.