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Black History Month in Binghamton, NY

This past weekend, there was a celebration of Black History month at the Binghamton Public Library.  Social worker and community activist, Brenda Brown, the local alumnae chapter of the Delta sorority and the NAACP did  a wonderful job in reminding the attendees that...

In their Own Voices: Ex Slaves speak out against slavery

The full title of Octavia Albert's narrative tell a story in itself:  The House of Bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and Other slaves, Original and life like, As they Appeared in Their Old Plantation and City slave life; Together with Pen-Pictures  of The Peculiar...

The Meaning of Freedom on New Year’s Day

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   As it is New Year’s Day, I have been thinking about what that day meant for over four million slaves one hundred and fifty five years ago.  In a word, it meant freedom—long fought for, long prayed for freedom.  See below an excerpt from The Weeping...

Year in Review: Miracles Do Happen

The end of year brings with it a lot of reflection.   Thanksgiving has passed but I am still feeling very thankful.  This was a year that was promised but yet elusive for such a long time.  The long journey to the publication of my book, The Weeping Time: Memory and...

Find Anne C. Bailey's non-fiction book : The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History on Amazon.

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