Tag Archives: Black History

Of Poetry and Photographs

It’s been one of those weeks… With a new book in the final stages of editing and a surprise list of tasks from the editors and publishers, I did not have a chance to write the article about the Underground … Continue reading

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Henry Box Brown: Shipped To Freedom

Have you heard about Henry Box Brown? His escape story was so incredible that it almost seemed like fiction – even in the 19th Century.

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10 Things To Know About The Underground Railroad

Ready for some amazing stories and secrets? February is Black History Month, and we’ll be looking at some history of the Underground Railroad. To kick off the month, here are ten interesting things you’ll want to know about this incredible … Continue reading

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1863: “My Son Went In The 54th Regiment”

[spelling is original] Buffalo July 31, 1863 Excellent Sir My good friend says I must write to you and she will send it[.] My son went in the 54th regiment. I am a colored woman and my son was strong … Continue reading

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Reconstructing Your Bookshelf

In 2017, a blog reader sent me a book recommendation. He was so anxious for me to read this book that he even offered to send me his copy of the book by mail. I appreciated the offer but was … Continue reading

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1863: “Use Your Official And Personal Influence To Remove Prejudices”

Washington, March 31, 1863. Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant Commanding Department of the Tennessee, near Vicksburg: GENERAL: It is the policy of the Government to withdraw from the enemy as much productive labor as possible. So long as the rebels retain … Continue reading

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