Interpreting Slave Life

Slavery: Let's talk about it

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 […]

A Debate Over Titles

| December 25, 2012

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 I first saw the status update I just brushed it aside, this was a conversation that I’d had with people before […]

One more thing….

| November 5, 2012

For the past 8 months, I have been looking for employment, particularly in the field. I have finally found said employment and will be moving YET AGAIN! So for the next few weeks, if there’s radio silence, it’s because I’ve been packing and moving and settling. Hope to be back in mid-December if not sooner!


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