Delphia: The Price of Freedom

Posted on 10/14/2014 at 12:34pm
Delphia Hendry's great-grandson, Marion R. Perry, preserved her Emancipation Certificate and passed it on to his granddaughter. (www.aleliabundles.com)

In 1838 when William Hendry of Greene County, Tennessee drew up his will, he included this passage: “It is myread more >

Four Free Women Re-visited

Posted on 09/26/2014 at 9:36am
Four Free Women

In April 2012 at the time of the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of enslaved people in the District ofread more >

A’Lelia Walker’s 1922 Visit with Ethiopian Empress Zauditu

Posted on 07/12/2014 at 10:36am
At the 1916 coronation of Ethiopian Empress Zauditu, whom A'Lelia Walker visited in Addis Ababa in March 1922.

So finally I am finished with the two chapters (for my forthcoming book Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker andread more >

Maya Angelou: A Woman without Limitation

Posted on 05/28/2014 at 8:11pm
mayaangelou

Maya Angelou is with the ancestors. Born in 1928, she died peacefully this morning in her own home. She wasread more >

Mud and Writing

Posted on 04/21/2014 at 1:47pm
Boots muddy water

Sometimes writing is like slogging through mud. A vast, clumpy sepia sea that extends beyond the horizon. A molasses thickread more >