Author: Nicole Moore

Guest Post: Hog Butchering Day 0

Guest Post: Hog Butchering Day

Today’s post is brought to us by our good friend Dontavius Williams. Recently we’ve had fun discussions in the email about the love some have for chitlins and the utter disdain others have for...

Freedom 0

Freedom

The last post of 2012 is a simple one. The text of the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s on display at the National Archives tomorrow. A Transcription By the President of the United States of America:...

A Debate Over Titles 2

A Debate Over Titles

The other week, I participated in a somewhat heated discussion that fellow interpreter, Dontavius Williams posted on his Facebook status. He was asking which was more appropriate, using the term “slave or servant”? When...

“All of Us Would Walk Together” 1

“All of Us Would Walk Together”

I have had just about the best experience working with the sites in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Most of my work has been with Historic St. Mary’s City, but what I have done absolutely...

Honoring those of the Middle Passage 0

Honoring those of the Middle Passage

  I have always been impressed with Historic Sotterley’s narrative of enslaved life. They don’t shy away from it and you know for me that’s essential. When I toured the site back in March,...

Discovering the Dark Side of Jefferson 1

Discovering the Dark Side of Jefferson

Hopefully by now, many of you have read this excerpt from Henry Wiencek from his upcoming book, Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves. ...

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