Happy New Year!!!!!!!

I have some great news!!!!! I have a PODCAST!!!!!!!!

History Unsung Podcast was launched September 2019.  Myself, co-host and film director of the documentary "The American South As We Know It," Frederick Murphy started this podcast to highlight and recognize African America...

Last week, I visited the students at Christian Home Educators Support System (CHESS) on the south side of Chicago.  This is my first time speaking to home-school students.  My topic, was the story of Carole Robertson, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, known as the "Four Little Girl...

A couple of weeks ago, I had the day off from a grueling past couple of weeks and was excited about traveling to Milwaukee, WI to go to the Harley Davidson Museum to see the display of Bessie Stringfield.  It's less than a 2 hour drive from my home and I was excited because it was a beautiful day to...

The Eugene Williams Memorial Fundraising Committee is raising money to put a half ledger headstone at the burial site of Eugene Williams in Lincoln Cemetery on Chicago’s southside.

Eugene Williams was a black teenager whose murder in 1919 sparked Chicago’s race riots that killed 38 Chicagoans from Ju...

Twenty years ago, on June 7, 1998, was one of the most horrific hate crimes in America.  I was 30 years old when I was watching the news about the violent murder of James Byrd, Jr. who was dragged to death in Jasper, TX by three white supremacists (John William King, Shawn Allen Berry and Lawrence R...

Thursday, April 26, I attended the opening of the Equality Initiative Justice Lynching Memorial in Montgomery, AL.  I had been anticipating this day for a long time.  As I was preparing for my trip, I was thinking about what to expect and the emotions I would feel when I walk on the grounds....

Black History Month was very special to me this year.  I was honored to present my presentation at a library, high school, mentoring program, church and city hall.  Each event was a success.

I had a great time talking about my experience visiting, sleeping in slave cabins and my display of repli...

 

Every year, I travel with a group of phenomenal women on a cruise to bond and fellowship in the name of sisterhood.  It is also a time for me to get much needed rest.  I have been doing African American historical tours for nine months and this cruise was just going to be laying on the beach with a...

 

 Stagville Plantation, Durham, NC.

 

When I think about Stagville Plantation, the first thing that comes to mind is 900. My second overnight stay with the Slave Dwelling Project, I slept in a cabin where 900 men, women and children were compelled to slavery on Horton Grove. I had a different feeling...

Today, 46 years ago, Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Black Panther Party in my city of Chicago, IL, along with fellow black panther, Mark Clark, were raided and murdered by the Chicago Police Department and FBI that riddled with over 90 bullets.

 

 

 

I drove to the address where he was assassinated.  The...

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