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It's now 1896 and Elizabeth Harvey returns home. Her father still bears a grudge over their dispute all those years ago. Cynthia Harvey makes the acquaintance of Will Palmer and he asks permission to call on her. Will plans on making something with his life and is too proud to ask her father for permission until he's something better than a railroad worker. He gets work in Bob Campbell's lumber yard and with the new job, approaches Tom who isn't going to make the same mistake he made with Lizzie. Their courting leads to marriage, though Will is late for his own wedding. Will's friend Lee Garnet is arrested and convicted of stealing from Harry Owens' cash box. Owens in fact owed Lee the amount in question but then filed a complaint. Lee is eventually released but not before he is whipped. Andy Warner begins to conspire with others to bar African-Americans from voting. He's also decided to run against his father in the next election. While Col. Warner believes the black voters to be an ... Written by garykmcd

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Bever-Leigh Banfield as Cynthia Harvey
14 January 2017 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

The second chapter switches focus from Elizabeth Harvey (Debbi Morgan) to younger sister Cynthia (Bever-Leigh Banfield), who now has a young man courting her, Will Palmer (Stan Shaw), working the lumber yard of Bob Campbell (Harry Morgan) in 1896 Henning. The eternally soused Campbell routinely fires his foreman, enabling the ambitious Will to take over the position of running the business, encouraged to ask Tom Harvey (Georg Stanford Brown) for his daughter's hand in marriage. As Campbell lies in state, too drunk to even move, Will practically takes over to prop up the failing lumber yard, even to the extent of being late for his own wedding. With a baby on the way, as well as the bank's approval of a loan, Will earns the right to become manager and owner of the lumber yard. The final scene features the birth of Bertha George Palmer, mother of Alex Haley, christened under the moon by grandfather Tom in the African tradition handed down by Kunta Kinte. Irene Cara plays Bertha in the next chapter.


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