About Maryetta Ackenbom: Growing up in a family inclined to explore different cities, Maryetta Ackenbom turned naturally to the U.S. Foreign Service. She served tours in Africa, Vietnam, and Paris before arriving in Mexico. There, she found her own place in the world. She now lives and writes in Merida, a colonial city on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
The work of so many brave civil rights pioneers of the 1960s inspired Maryetta to write Georgia’s Hope.