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From local genealogist to Author and Historian on the International stage, FAPA has provided guidance and inspiration along the way. Thanks FAPA!!!

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Kathryn who uses the pen name K I Knight is a national award winning Author, Genealogist, Historian, Public Speaker for Project 1619 and Cemetery Preservationist. Knight has spent 20,000+ hours researching the first documented Africans to arrive in the English settlement of Virginia in 1619. In 2016, as an advisory board member for Project 1619 she co-curated the “1619 First African Landing” exhibit at the Hampton History Museum in Hampton, Virginia. Her passion is unrivaled and strongly evident in her published writings. Her literary work includes "Fate & Freedom" a five star - Gold medal historical series as well as "Unveiled - The Twenty and Odd" due to be released in 2019. Knight is the Secretary for the Board of Director’s for Florida Author’s & Publisher’s Association. She is a member of the National Genealogy Society, Florida State Genealogy Society, Virginia Genealogy Society, Virginia Historical Society, Florida Historical Society, Genealogy Speakers Guild, Association of Professional Genealogists, the Alliance of Independent Authors, the National Association of Professional Women, Women in Film and Television, and the Director of 1619 Genealogy. A mother of three adult children Knight lives in Central Florida with her husband, Tom.

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Fate & Freedom Book I - The Middle Passage

Based on documented evidence, the story of the first "twenty and odd" Africans to arrive in 1619 is Unveiled for the first time!

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Fate & Freedom Book II - The Turning Tides

The Saga continues... as Margaret & John, two of the first Africans in English America learn to survive in turmoil and unrest of colonial America.

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Unveiled, The Twenty & Odd

The documented evidence reveals a new picture of the arrival of the first "Twenty and Odd" Africans in the English controlled settlement of Virginia. The year is 1619.

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