May 29, 2016

Saturday Open Thread: Bullwhip Days, Voices Of Our People

Good Morning POU! James Martin - on the slave auctions The slaves are put in stalls like  the pens they use for cattle- a man and his wife with a child on each arm.  And there's a curtain, sometimes just a sheet over the front of the stall, … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Bullwhip Days, Voices Of Our People

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TGIF! Lord knows its been a trying week! Auction & Negro Sales, Atlanta, 1864 Walter Rimm, Texas "My pappy wasn't 'fraid of nothin'. He am light cullud from de white blood, and he runs away sev'ral times. Dere am big woods all round … [Read more...]

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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