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1619 Podcast

Hello Readers I know many of you have read  with great interest the NY Times 1619 Project.  Today I want to share with you the 1619 Podcast hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones.  These podcasts really bring alive the history of people of African descent in America.  Please...

The Slave Auction: A Poem

This week, thanks to a friend and colleague, I rediscovered Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and her poem on a slave auction.  Harper was an African American abolitionist, suffragist, and writer. One part of her biography speaks to me today. In 1859, the same year of the...

TURNING POINT: WORDS MATTER

  August 3, 2019 Dear Readers, First I want to say that my heart goes out to the many families who lost loved ones this weekend and last across America.  There really are no words of condolences that are enough. I am in the midst of preparing a new post in response to...

Could it happen here?

In recent days, some citizens in our midst have called for others to "be sent back to where they came from."  I am thankful that those who repeated such a disturbing chant do not represent all of us but for any who are convinced this was just an idle chant, like the...

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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