Category Archives: black history

Poetry & Black History Together!

Preparation by Effie Waller Smith  “I have no time for those things now,” we say;“But in the future just a little way,No longer by this ceaseless toil oppressed,I shall have leisure then for thought and rest.When I the debts upon … Continue reading

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Our Story

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.”  George Washington Carver  I watched the movie Amistad. It is the moving account of Africans kidnapped from Sierra Leone and sold into … Continue reading

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New Year, Beginning of Freedom

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”  Abraham Lincoln I have to admit that I didn’t know the history behind the tradition of Watch Services on New Year’s Eve at my baptist church. I simply thought … Continue reading

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History Next Door

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. In February we celebrate Black History Month. Traditionally programs are held, and great  deeds, inventions and accomplishments are recounted that make us proud. One thing … Continue reading

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A Drum Major for Peace, Truth, and Justice

Inspiring words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” “A lie cannot live.” … Continue reading

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What She Did…

“My grandmothers are full of memories, smelling of soap and onions and wet clay, with veins rolling roughly over quick hands, they have many clean words to say, my grandmothers were strong.”           Margaret Walker  

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I Had A Dream…

Another Black History Month comes to a close, well the official history month anyway. I’m one of those who lives the celebration all year-long every year. I love history in general, so I’m all about telling folks that 28 days simply can … Continue reading

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