Margaret Walker’s Jubilee not only tells a captivating story about its protagonist, but it also presents the historical life of the American South in a compelling narrative. She diligently researched the period and effectively incorporated the information into her literary saga. The assignment is to follow a similar literary and scholarly path. First, discover a family story that is worth telling and that can be chronicled in a fictionalized narrative. The story should in some way be a product of its time and/or location.