Julian Bond Tribute

Tribute: Julian Bond tributes are still pouring in. He may be with the ancestors now but the news clips, audios and videos continue to roll in. I especially loved Julian, Alice Walker’s poem. It will make you cry. I loved Bond’s last interview done only a few weeks ago in Boston. It’s a must listen/read.…Continue Reading

QM2 musings

Queen Mary 2 (QM2) was a lovely way to start our summer vacation. We were celebrating our anniversary and my successful BBC Radio project. Cunard Line was celebrating too–its 175th anniversary. Its grand style, formal dress codes, afternoon teas, chamber music, ballroom dancing, and sea air added up to a memorable time. Yes, this was…Continue Reading

Juneteenth memories

Juneteenth is our first African American holiday. But it almost did not happen. The word Juneteenth is colloquial phrasing for an approximate June date when enslaved African Americans in Texas learned that they were free. June 19, 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, also known in Texas as Emancipation Day. But like many black…Continue Reading

Slavery, genealogy meetings

Slavery, genealogy, race, family legacy, white privilege and healing will be among the central topics discussed at the Coming to the Table (CTTT)-New York City Metro Chapter meetings. As co-leader with Julie Finch of the CTTT-NYC Metro Chapter, I am extending an invitation to my friends and readers of my blog to attend our upcoming…Continue Reading