Interpreting Slave Life

Slavery: Let's talk about it

Fun with Public Lectures

| March 6, 2012

Last Thursday (March 1) I gave my first public lecture at Historic St. Mary’s City. After such a large crowd at the panel discussion at St. Mary’s College, I thought that the group would migrate over on Thursday, but alas it was not meant to be. However, there were about 20 people there who came […]

AAG Recap

| February 28, 2012

Over the past two days, I have presented, attended and been a panelist in 3 sessions at the Association of American Geographer’s Annual Meeting in New York City. Always a fun place to be, I didn’t spend a lot of time exploring the city, although my accommodations at the Salisbury Hotel on W. 57th Street […]

Putting Politics Aside

| July 12, 2011

Is that even possible? I ask that question because I am watching how the improper use of politics can harm historical organizations and assassinate morale. Some would say…you dare go there? Aren’t you worried about your job? And I say, Yes, I go there, No, I’m not worried. But first the political. I’ll say this […]

Why fight it? Use it. The Double Standard

| June 24, 2011

I’m used to double standards in life. They exist in relationships between men and women, they run politics and have been one of those facts of life you don’t really care for but they are what they are and whatever. However there seems to be a double standard that I think should be discussed and […]

Leaving a Legacy

| June 9, 2011

Working with the American Experience and The Student Freedom Ride, I had a chance to think about what kind of legacy I want to leave. What exactly did I want others to remember about me 50 year from now?┬áComing from a family that has it’s own unique legacy (I am a relative of Dr. Ernest […]

NCPH 2011

| April 12, 2011

This past week, I had the joy of attending my first professional conference. I am a member of the National Council on Public History and finally got to go to an annual meeting, this one held in Pensacola, Florida. Not only was I attending, but I was presenting on the topic of…you guessed it…interpreting slave […]

Slave Life Interpretation: A Human Resources Nightmare?

| September 14, 2010

Potentially. So I talk about what it’s like to be a slave interpreter, what it’s like to deal with the public, but I never really touch on what it means to be the only slave interpreter, or the taxing job it is to listen to some of the words that come out of people’s mouths. […]

Where are the black folks on the plantation?

| April 18, 2010

Wanted: Willing and able African Americans interested in their role of the building of the US Economy circa 1780-1850. Must be eager to give the public information based on this time period as it pertained to African Americans. Must be willing to do some labor, field work, domestic work in all types of weather. Interested? […]


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