In their  Own Voices: Ex Slaves speak out against slavery

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

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...

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...
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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