December 21, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: Passing

(Photo: Detroit Public Library)

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! And now for the conclusion of our series on Passing.... This is lengthy, but well worth the read. ELSIE ROXBOROUGH … [Read more...]

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Friday Open Thread: Passing

HAPPY FRIDAY, P.O.U.! We continue our series on Passing....   ALICE F. MASON "The Doyenne of the Carriage-Trade Brokers" … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Passing


GOOD MORNING P.O.U.! We continue our series on Passing... JEAN TOOMER (December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) … [Read more...]

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Wednesday Open Thread: Passing


HAPPY HUMP DAY, PRAG OBOTS! We continue our series on Passing...   ALICE BEATRICE JONES … [Read more...]

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Tuesday Open Thread: Passing


GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.! We continue our series on Passing. This one is gonna blow your mind! LAWRENCE DENNIS (December 25, 1893 – August 20, 1977) … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Passing


GOOD MONDAY MORNIN, P.O.U.! This week's series will take a look at Black people who have passed for white. It was inspired by this NPR article posted last week by fellow trustee Miranda: 'A Chosen Exile': Black People Passing In White … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders

frank morris

Good Morning POU. We continue our series on Unsolved Civil Rights Era Murders. Today we review the murder of Frank Morris. Rosa Williams grew up in Ferriday, La. in the 1960s. She says the code of conduct in her southern town was clear: "We … [Read more...]