Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! It is with gratitude and love I salute all who have served our country and given their lives so that we might know freedom. We will always remember your contribution and sacrifice for your country. I also … Read More

Celebrating Harriet Tubman on the new $20.00 bill!

#HarrietTubmanHistory The National Park Service designated many places in Dorchester County, MD as part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The Bucktown Village Store in Bucktown, MD is one of them. It was in Bucktown, MD that Harriet … Read More

Twin Resolutions pass in the US Congress!

#ILoveTheAfricanAmericanSpirituals I want to share and celebrate the journey of the African American Spiritual becoming recognized as an American National Treasure in 2007 with you. Knowing the slaves used their original music, that we know today as African American spirituals, … Read More

Honoring American Heroes

In historical context, the spirituals transcended societies reflections of history in a time period that would not allow the slaves who created the spirituals to have a voice. Therefore the essence and secret intent of the spirituals were hidden in … Read More

Mr. Okie Smith (RIP) Wanted To Tell His Story

MR MARION “OKIE” SMITH WANTED TO TELL HIS STORY, NOT TO GLORIFY HIMSELF BUT TO INSURE THE LEGACY OF OUR AFRICAN AMERICAN ENSLAVED BROTHERS AND SISTERS WOULD NEVER FORGOTTEN. IT IS IN HIS HONOR, I JOINED HIM TO TELL THIS … Read More

A Blast From The Past, Can You Dig It?

I threw my youthful caution to the wind and as luck would have it, I hitched a ride right away with strangers headed to the music festival in Woodstock. A white couple picked me up, not too far from my … Read More