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Jun.12.2009
The following is presented in honor of Juneteenth, the traditional commemoration of the celebration that dates back to  June19, 1865, when African-American slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned for the first time about the Emancipation Proclamation that had been issued to free them two years earlier...
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May.29.2009
The 5000 Year Leap was an eye-opener for me, providing me with a far better understanding of the Constitution and our government. Though I can’t say that I always enjoyed the author’s style, I did find the information in the book very valuable. I was captivated. Reading through the Founder’s Basic...
aberjhani's picture
May.21.2009
Ask any student of American history what year the enslavement of African Americans ended in the United States and she or he will answer with cheerful confidence, "1865" (although President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the constitutional amendments that...
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May.18.2009
If you're having trouble viewing this email, you may see it online.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Twila Belk, Publicist twilabelk@mchsi.com (563) 332-1622     Hometown Girl and Popular Author Returns for Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous       Jamie Carie will...
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Apr.29.2009
"There is nothing new in the world except the history we do not know," said former President Harry S. Truman. Those words resonated with powerful significance April 3, 2009, when Mrs. Naomi King and Dr. Babs Onabanjo debuted in Savannah a preview of the film, A.D. King, Brother to the...
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Apr.10.2009
As a home to more than 200 families, Robert M. Hitch Village is the largest government housing project in Savannah, Georgia, and just happens to be the place where this particular author grew up until the age of twelve. Growing up there as a black youth in the 1960s, I never imagined that one day...
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Mar.18.2009
      THE POLITICS OF THE MUSE AND THE LIGHT THAT NEVER DIES     In my recent GRITS.com interview with Marlive Harris and Luther E. Vann, I mentioned two poems in connection to presidential candidate Barack Obama. One was Midnight Flight of the Poetry Angels and the other was this poem,...
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Mar.14.2009
An editorial in the March 14, 1965 New York Times had this to say about the turmoil in Selma: “The past week in Alabama has been a time of dangerous competition between the forces of racism and reason, of violence and law, of the defeated past and the struggling future.”  It was a lot to consider...
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Mar.11.2009
An odd point of irony from this particular writer’s life: I have boarded planes that touched down in places hundreds and thousands of miles from my home state of Georgia (USA), traveling to California, England, Germany, Scotland, and elsewhere. But somehow I never journeyed west, just next door, to...
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Feb.28.2009
What a story for a writer! And yet, to my knowledge, it's not yet the subject of a novel, a major movie drama, or a play*. And it's been more than half a century since the curtain closed on the life in question! I'm talking about Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose life is the subject of a 4-part,...