Phibby: The Mystery of a Virginia Runaway Slave in a Time of War


One of the aspects of history I love most is the research. While in college I never felt more alive than when in classes where research was heavily required. Digging to find information, and then finding it, gave me a high that is really only understood by those who have experienced it for themselves. I … More Phibby: The Mystery of a Virginia Runaway Slave in a Time of War

How I descend from John Churchman I of Nottingham, PA


  There is so much to this story….but I am proud of this history. I recently moved to Newark, Delaware so that I could further research this history. I am excited to know and share that the Quaker Meeting House built by John Churchman and his Friends is still standing and is rumored to have … More How I descend from John Churchman I of Nottingham, PA

From Slavery to Present Day: The Evolution of African Americans in Advertising


Advertising, in one form or another, has been around since the beginning of civilization. There is no way to know when it actually began, but one can argue advertising was set in motion when that first merchant selling his goods, at the first market, placed a sign on his merchandise to inform buyers of the … More From Slavery to Present Day: The Evolution of African Americans in Advertising

An Historical Myth: Julia as a Groundbreaking Television Show


The television show “Julia” was my very first favorite show. I was almost five years old when the program first aired on tv and when I went to first grade….well, of course I carried my “Julia” lunchbox with great pride. I had no idea that some 35 plus years later I would be asked to … More An Historical Myth: Julia as a Groundbreaking Television Show

The Home Front: How Rivets and Ration Cards Won WWII


By the late 1930s, a second world war loomed in Europe. The United States Congress legislated a policy of non-involvement should such a conflict break out, with the passage of more than one Neutrality Act. Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, however, thrust America into World War II. Militarily the United States had failed to maintain … More The Home Front: How Rivets and Ration Cards Won WWII

The Great Depression of the 1930s: Was America Close to a Revolution?


Every day, it seems, I hear someone say “America is about to experience a revolution.” This is always interesting to me because I wonder what they mean by their comment? Are they referring to a revolution as was our experience when we fought, and won, our independence from the Crown? If that revolution is what … More The Great Depression of the 1930s: Was America Close to a Revolution?

Anne Moody and Coming of Age in Mississippi: Civil Activism and the Generation Gap


Sometimes you read a really great book and you take away so much from it that you just want to share with others what you’ve discovered. That is what this is…a discovery of what Anne Moody shared in her autobiography and what I took from it. Anne Moody grew up in what was the most … More Anne Moody and Coming of Age in Mississippi: Civil Activism and the Generation Gap