My Fourth of July Conversation with Thomas Jefferson

Posted on 07/09/2012 at 5:16pm

“As we listen to more voices, we’ll hear a greater harmony. At times we will hear a more complicated dissonance,read more >

Celebrating the Fourth of July at the National Archives

Posted on 07/04/2012 at 10:22pm

  What a day! I haven’t come down from the joy of this morning’s Independence Day celebration at the Nationalread more >

My Grandmother’s Harlem Renaissance Wedding

Posted on 12/01/2011 at 5:15pm

Mae Walker’s November 1923 wedding was Harlem’s most elegant, most opulent event of the season. Coordinated with an impresario’s flare by her mother, A’Lelia Walker, the hair care heiress, the nuptials drew guests from three continents. But there was a glitch: the bride was in love with someone else.

Happy July 4th: Celebrating ALL of America’s Forefathers and Foremothers

Posted on 07/04/2011 at 6:16pm

July 4, 2011 Washington, DC  To be in Washington, DC on July 4th–and to be surrounded by the monuments andread more >