The Ghosts of Douglass County
Tracy Rookard- Shaw is an author, historian, researcher, curator, and educational advocate who resides in Douglass County, Georgia. Her passion is documenting African history through the creation of literary works and spaces that illuminate African contributions to the nation and world. As the Chair of the Committee on African American History and World Perspectives, she is able to share her passion with her community.
Tracy is nationally known for her historical exhibits which showcase pieces from her private collection. Her displays include 17th, 18th, and 19th century periodicals and documents with original signatures which include Dr. W E B DuBois, Dr Booker T Washington, Frederick Douglass, The Honorable Thurgood Marshall, and more.
Her family’s private collection of African American original documents is considered one of the largest of its kind in the southeastern United States. Tracy is a member of the West Georgia (GA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. She is also a proud HBCU graduate who received a BA in Public Policy and conducted her MBA coursework both at Alabama A&M University.