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DuBois, author with Hale family connection will be at G’boro Opera House on October 29


Renowned author Elizabeth DuBois, also known as Elizabeth DuBois Hokama, is set to grace the Greensboro Opera House for an exclusive author talk and book signing event on Sunday, October 29th. This special visit is sponsored by the Hale County Library in collaboration with the Opera House.

DuBois is best known for her historical series, the ‘Louisa Saga.’ The series delves deep into Alabama’s rich history, starting from its early years of settlement following the Creek wars. The narrative revolves around the character Louisa, inspired by DuBois’ own ancestor, tracing her journey from her arrival in Alabama as a young girl and chronicling her life’s adventures.

The latest installment in the series, “The Greensboro Years,” is particularly significant for local readers. Set between 1842 and 1850, the narrative unfolds in Greensboro before transitioning to Connecticut towards its conclusion. Notably, the DuBois ancestral home, which features in the series, still stands in Greensboro.

Elizabeth DuBois’ commitment to historical accuracy is evident in her meticulous research. She has delved deep into not only her family’s history and Alabama’s past but also the broader context of each book’s setting. Her research has unearthed names of indentured servants and slaves who worked in Greensboro during the era, documenting their roles and contributions. Without DuBois’ diligent efforts, these names might have remained forgotten, buried in old family Bibles or attic trunks.


The ‘Louisa Saga’ offers readers a captivating journey through Alabama’s wilderness and the canebreak, providing a vivid portrayal of life during the state’s formative years.

Residents and history enthusiasts are encouraged to mark their calendars for this unique opportunity to meet the author and delve deeper into Alabama’s rich past.

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