Did you know… Susie Baker King Taylor(Aug 6,1848- October 6, 1912)?Susie King Taylor is the only black woman confirmed to have published a biography of the US Civil War. Taylor was born into slavery in the south. Her book “Reminiscences … Continued
A family torn apart by war. A love affair that reaches to the sky. And a secret with the power to redeem or destroy them… Sutter County, California 1972 John Reno returns from Vietnam a disgraced army helicopter pilot wracked … Continued
Civil War Quote of the week Civil War Quote of the Week:“Previous to the formation of colored troops, I had a strong inclination to prepare myself for the ministry; but when the call came for ALL persons, I [felt] I … Continued
Hysteria reigned, fueled by the rumors of a large black insurrection in the town. Violence peaked the next day on June 1, with thousands of white citizens pouring into Greenwood, tearing apart businesses, setting fires, and beating blacks. Firefighters trying to extinguish blazes were threatened with guns. An unarmed black man in a theater was shot and killed.
Sarah Mapps Douglass Did you know … Sarah Mapps Douglas (September 9, 1806 – September 8, 1882)? She was an African American educator, abolitionist, artist, and medical student. Sarah grew up among Philadelphia’s elite, during a time when African Americans … Continued
Kansas is a state rich in history. Originally just a stopping point in the westward movement during the nineteenth century, settlers eventually recognized the value of the prairie for cropland, grazing, and even oil. Long before the European and African … Continued
Brown vs. Board of Education This is from a Facebook post in 2018, but seems appropriate right now to repeat. Do you know… Linda Brown?In 1954, Linda Carol Brown(February 20, 1943 – March 25, 2018) was just an 11-year-old schoolgirl … Continued
Mary Ann Bernal has crafted a tale that has romance, war, and vivid characters. A young nun, Avielle, treats lepers. She desires to follow God, but the temptations of the flesh are too much for her. She goes after Gideon, … Continued