“We can build that bridge between our world and theirs…” A small book published in 1919 travels through time and connects college students from nearly a century ago to a group of journalism students today. This is the story of how the book found us.


The Peters sisters used poetry to protest, to document and to comment on their troubled times. Their words are a celebration of young voices in any era. Use their words to create a poem and add your voice to the book.


In 1919, two young sisters from West Virginia, Ada and Ethel Peters, wrote a book of poetry confronting war and racism. Their courage to create overcame the obstacles of being black, female, and young in the shadow of Jim Crow racism.