Originally posted on American History for Travelers:
Although it was not their original intention, colonists in the New World gave birth to a modern form of slavery. Within the burgeoning colonies, slavery evolved far beyond what any other people in history had known or established — the enslavement for life of one race. Clearly, slavery…
I’ve been reading so many comments about The Bird Box (2019, Netflix, starring Sandra Bullock). There is one thing that is for sure about this new film. Most viewers are openly admitting that it scared the bejeebies out of them. I am reading comments in threads on Facebook, under reviews of the film, and listening … More The Bird Box: What Is It Really About?
If you’re ever in the Raleigh/Durham area, you should visit the Stagville Plantation Home and Slave Cabins. There is considerable history worth exploring, such as a slave street, complete with 4 or 5 multi “family” slave cabins and a huge barn built by enslaved men, assembled and the beams joined together by an African system … More Stagville Plantation: A Must Visit Destination
“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling. History: My thoughts on this historic(?) day. Although we look at this landmark Supreme … More An argument against the Supreme Court decision Brown vs Board of Education (1954)
There are some thoughts I would like to share about last night. What was last night? We finally made it to the big show; game 7 of the 2016 World Series. While I sat at home watching the Chicago Cubs fight with the hearts of lions to end “the curse” and make history, I was … More It Was More Than a Historic Ball Game
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
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
As I travel throughout the south, from one plantation or museum to another, the one constant is the way in which the tour guides discuss the topic of slavery. I have found, with the exception, to some degree, of The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina, the view of slavery is painted as … More Experiences of Enslaved Men, Women and Children
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…..A Mystery I Hope to Solve….
My journey to Edenton, North Carolina, actually began in a women’s history class back in 2003. I was attending classes at Palomar College in San Diego County when I stumbled into the classroom of a history professor who could tell a story better than any person I have ever met. That professor, Dr. Linda Dudik, … More Edenton, North Carolina: An Historic Town