May 26, 2016

African Americans

Thursday Open Thread: Bullwhip Days, Voices Of Our People

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Good Morning POU! Ok, center, peace.....breathe...in, out......in, out...alright, ready to read today's entries. Mary Armstrong, Texas - on her childhood, witnessing sister's death "You see, my mamma belong to old William Cleveland and … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Bullwhip Days, Voices Of Our People

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Good Morning POU! I suggest you pray before you read today's entry for sure! This narrative is from one individual, a fascinating account of her life that took me through every emotion! Mary Reynolds claimed to be more than a hundred years … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Bullwhip Days, Voices Of Our People

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Good Morning POU! OK, meditate first, now today's narratives from our brave ancestors, on life as a slave in the United States. On "Plantation Life" Jennie Webb De fus' thing I recollect is living in a slave cabin back o' Marse's big … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Bullwhip Days, Voices of Our People

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Good Morning POU. Yes, you may need to pray or mediate first. This week's topic will be a somber one. During the 1930s, a massive project to compile the stories of former slaves began by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys

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This week focused on the tireless efforts of Civil Rights Attorneys. This last one's life should be made into a movie. There's racism, sexism and transgendered issues within this woman's life, Interesting indeed... Anna Pauline "Pauli" Murray … [Read more...]

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Friday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys

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Samuel Wilbert Tucker (June 18, 1913 – October 19, 1990) was an American lawyer and a cooperating attorney with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As a founding partner in the Richmond, Virginia firm of Hill, … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Civil Rights Attorneys

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Fredrick L. McGhee (October 28, 1861 – September 9, 1912), a black civil rights activist and one of America’s first African American lawyers. McGhee, born as a slave but who later was able to achieve a substantial career as an attorney and become one … [Read more...]