August 20, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: Little Known Black Media Publications of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Welcome to the weekend POU! Today we take a look at Protest Pamphlets authored by African Americans and distributed during the 1800s in protest of slavery. Black protest influenced the rise of a more radical abolitionist movement after … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

We continue to look at the legacy of Ophelia Settle Egypt, a pioneer in sociology. Ophelia Egypt left a legacy for the future. In the early 1950s, Mrs. Egypt, a social worker in Southeast Washington, DC saw a problem in her community, and set … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

Good Morning POU! We continue to look at the writings and legacy of Ophelia Settle Egypt. Ophelia Egypt's research and oral history of former slaves revealed far more than was previously thought as the most thorough research into life on … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

Good Morning POU! We continue to look at the research and works of Ophelia Settle Egypt. (Yes, that is an actual painting in the post, no author listed, circa 1825). During 1929 and 1930, an Africa-American scholar named Ophelia Settle … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: The Legacy and Works of Ophelia Settle Egypt

This week we will take a look at the works of Ophelia Settle Egypt. In the late 1920s, Ophelia Settle Egypt conducted some of the first and finest interviews with former slaves, setting the stage for the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Other “Hidden Figures” That Should Be On The Big Screen

Happy Hump Day POU! We continue looking at great stories that could make for great screenplays, although today's entry could easily turn into one of those "white savior" stories that Hollywood loves (blech). The remarkable Jack Macon was owned … [Read more...]

Underground Season Finale

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