Category Archives: African American History

The Mothers of Rock and Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton

We heard a lot about Elvis, Chuck Berry, and numerous other male performers from the 1940’s- 50’s I think many of these great performers made great contribution to the music. But I think those who first put it on the … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Men of the Revolutionary War. The Black Minute Men.

Before the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry which was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War there were the Black Minute Men. These were clusters of freedmen and enslaved men of … Continue reading

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Joseph Walter Jackson-‘Joe’ Jackson died at 89.

Michael and Janet Jackson’s father, dead at 89. There has been many controversial things said and even published about the man. Some say he was abusive to his children. Forcing them to practice and practice when it wasn’t wise to … Continue reading

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The Truth About Memorial Day

According to oral history this holiday existed predating the Civil War. It goes all the back to Colonial times. It was not about military remembrance. It was the day one remembered deceased relatives as a whole not military. Veteran Day … Continue reading

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo

This is a reblog- Here is the book that was released May 8th, I think. I strongly believes this man’s account is what was used to find the schooner Clotilda which was the last known U.S. slave ship to bring … Continue reading

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The Last Slave Ship Survivor Gave an Interview in the 1930s. Interviewed by Zora Neale Hurston.

So much history was lost, hidden and even deliberately destroyed during and after slavery in America. But Ms. Hurston was able to capture this account before the death of the last survivor. The descendants of the Africans who were forcibly … Continue reading

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~ Trapped~

There’s no URL for this book yet but the good news is that my publisher is allowing this one to be a free Ebook.  I hope the editing is completed by the summer. It’s a time travel story of how … Continue reading

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Tuskegee Army Nurses-Heroines

After reading the stories of these brave women’ history I must say they lived truly remarkable lives. They may not had been the famed fighter pilots but their contributions were no less heroic. What makes it so heroic is they … Continue reading

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Uncle Nearest-Nathan Green

The site where this is found asks you are you of legal drinking age. If not then here’s the story. Way back in LYNCHBURG, TENNESSEE, the name Nearest Green has always meant something special. His birth name was Nathan Green, … Continue reading

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