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Elvie Barlow walks among the cotton plants that are being grown on his family’s farm in southeast Dougherty County. He has written a book, “Covered by the Blood: An African-American Family’s Journey from Slavery,” based on his family’s history. (July 26, 2013)

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Discovery spurs family history

Elvie Barlow, a veteran and environmental scientist, traces his family’s amazing history in “Covered by the Blood.”

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Family’s roots on Dougherty land eight generations deep

A 100-acre tract in southeast Doughert County was obtained by a man who was at the time a slave, and his family treasures its history.

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