Voting rights still need to be protected

President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 If you have seen the movie Selma, you will be reminded that the securing of voting rights for African Americans is still something relatively new.  Though Congress passed the 15th Amendment as long ago as 1870...
America: a place of refuge?

America: a place of refuge?

Today for my class on Holocaust history, we watched the film, Woman in Gold.   The film is about an Austrian Holocaust survivor,  Maria Altmann, who discovered late in life that a famous painting of her aunt  was stolen by the Nazis. With the help of a young Jewish...
People over Profit

People over Profit

Edna Dean Proctor (1829-1923) was a poet originally from Henniker, NH.  She lived in Brooklyn, NY for 30 years but was buried in Framingham where a bridge is named in her honor. Here, she writes about The Weeping Time auction of 1859 –the story I tell in my book of...
#Where are the Children: The Weeping Time Then and Now

#Where are the Children: The Weeping Time Then and Now

Photo by Andrea Ricketts on unsplash.com   My book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave auction in American History, (Cambridge University Press, 2017) opens with the story of an engaged couple separated from each other on the auction block.  On March 2 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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