S. M. Sorrells with twin sons, Alvin and Virgil, date unknown (the boys were born in September 1910, so the photo dates to the early 1900s). S. M. Sorrells was one of the earliest African Americans to purchase land in Manchaca, property that is still held in trust by his descendants. Sorrells is the grandfather of interviewees Earselean Hollins and Cedel Evans, and the great-grandfather of Kay Randall. Photo courtesy of the children of Virgil and Essie Mae Sorrells.
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