Category: US History

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:...

Thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation 2

Thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation

On Sept 22nd, many commemorated the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. My twitter buddy @SlaveryDatabase participated in an event that celebrated the crossing of the Rappahannock River. In 1862, slaves crossed this river...

Introducing Guest Bloggers! 0

Introducing Guest Bloggers!

The world of African American Historic & Cultural Interpreters is a small yet spread out one. But fortunately the internet, events and introductions are bringing this world closer together, and one of my goals...

For Teachers pt 2 1

For Teachers pt 2

Okay I’m back at it. Teachers, and really anybody else looking for more resources, I’ve started a page dedicated to books, websites, suggested readings, whatever…for you to utilize. A lot of the websites have...

Visiting the Revolutionary City 2

Visiting the Revolutionary City

So a few weeks ago I finally had the chance to visit Colonial Williamsburg…about 23 years after my last visit. I loved it then as a child, but remembered “pottery” more than anything, and...

My Life as a Slave: The Kitty Wilson Evans Story 2

My Life as a Slave: The Kitty Wilson Evans Story

Hey guys, 2012 is apparently the year that I start asking folks for money to fund projects I feel strongly about huh? Well, this next project is incredibly important to me because it’s about...

Interpretive Programs this weekend! 0

Interpretive Programs this weekend!

Hey everybody!! I hope that folks enjoyed their mid-week holiday, I know I did. I saw a few headlines that raised eyebrows and caused a squawk about who really gets to enjoy the holiday....

Much Ado About a Title 2

Much Ado About a Title

Advertising is meant to catch your eye and grab your attention. So imagine when Hampton National Historic Site decided to have it’s monthly Black History program titled “Slave For A Day”. The goal of...

Reflections from City Point 5

Reflections from City Point

I am a timid person by nature–I like to play the background and do careful, thought provoking and amazing work while back there. However I realize with a business model, this doesn’t serve well,...

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