Interpreting Slave Life

Slavery: Let's talk about it

The gift of dirt

| December 3, 2014

I was planning to write this blog since the news broke of the gift that James Madison’s Montpelier received the $10 million gift from David Rubenstein to help with the refurnishing and interpretation of the mansion as well as reconstruct the South Yard and talk more about the slave community at Montpelier. So, while I […]

It’s been forever!!!

| August 27, 2014

But like I said in March, I’ve been insanely busy!!! I am actually sitting here reading a draft of my chapter for the forthcoming book on AltaMira Press: “Interpreting Slavery at Historic Sites and Museums”. I have had the opportunity to write alongside some amazing museum professionals and be edited by the awesome and flippin’ […]

I’m still here

| March 26, 2014

I promise I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth. Life has just been very busy. I have been working with a vengeance, and writing a chapter on race, perception and the interpretation of slavery. It’s been exhausting to say the least, but very well worth it. I’m trying to be back in the […]

There’s a way to do it, then there’s Youtube.

| September 3, 2013

It’s shown up on my Facebook feed, my email and I’m sure it’s floating around Twitter. Everybody seems to be asking me about the new web series “Ask A Slave”. I had some thoughts about it, and found that Kevin Levin had the exact same thoughts. I would add that by mocking the questions asked […]

I’m back!

| July 8, 2013

So I’ve been on a forced break for a while. I was having technology issues that I needed to fix (in other words, I needed a new computer). My laptop had some damage after coffee was spilled on the keyboard. Needless to say, things were rather difficult for a long time. My desktop is somewhat […]

Andersonville Visit in Review

| April 29, 2013

Okay, so it has been a while since I have been able to write. What can I say? Life actually does get in the way of the good intentions that I have. I also still need a new laptop which will help me blog with more ease. Right now I have a desktop and a […]

Liberty for Lydia

| March 11, 2013

A few things happened the past few days. I saw a couple of weeks ago that actress Erica Hubbard was going to be at Colonial Williamsburg as a guest performer during their Steadfast Spirits programming. Reading the description of events, I knew that she would be portraying a woman named Lydia who was once the […]

It’s been a minute

| March 5, 2013

I was trying to blog every Monday on my days off, the problem has been, I haven’t been off on a Monday in a while. I’ve either flexed my time because I was out of town, or I have had to come in to get some extra work done. At the end of the day, […]

You’re Never Alone

| January 28, 2013

As a person who interprets slavery, this is a thought that is more than reassuring…as soon as you find out it’s true. There aren’t many African American interpreters out there, and when we do find someone like us, we really get excited. But what’s more exciting than finding someone else like you? Finding more and […]

Guest Post: Hog Butchering Day

| January 24, 2013

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 pig intestines. It was all fun and games until Don decided that they were going to cook chitlins at Brattonsville’s annual […]

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