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1:12 AM / Tuesday November 21, 2017

Travel

Afro-Canadian Heritage, Windsor, Ontario (part one)

March 22, 2010

On the Hart Plaza Riverfront, at one of narrowest points between the U.S. and Canada on the Detroit River, stands “The Gateway to Freedom” Underground Railroad Memorial. The ten by twelve-foot sculpted tableau consists of figures arrayed between two columns.

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One for the Road

March 14, 2010

I am often asked to list my favorite US heritage sites and people are always as surprised, as am I, with my answers. My favorites change often and sometimes they are located in places where people tend to think no African Americans ever had an impact.

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Ancient voices, modern Jacksonville (part two)

March 5, 2010

A large portion of one of the most intriguing episodes in African Diaspora history took place just 20-miles from Jacksonville on Fort George Island. It is a tale that began several hundred years ago in Senegal but its repercussions continue to be evident today.

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Smooth Traveler: Ancient voices, modern Jacksonville (part one)

March 2, 2010

I have learned that many of the things I have been taught are true but not accurate; pieces are missing, stories go untold and the historical mosaic is not quite complete. Jacksonville, Florida is an excellent place to visit and fill in huge portions of America’s missing history and African American heritage.

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Smooth Traveler: North Carolina heritage tours (part two)

February 19, 2010

A few miles from Greensboro, in Sedalia, is the site of the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Institute. Palmer, the best and most elite black preparatory school in its era, was founded in 1902 by Dr. Hawkins and remained under her leadership for fifty years.

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Smooth Traveler: Greensboro, North Carolina (part one)

February 16, 2010

North Carolina’s story is not as simple as those numbers would have you believe. The Quakers of Piedmont North Carolina, many transplanted northerners, were actively engaged in the anti-slavery movement. Levi Coffin, who would become known as

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Smooth Traveler: A lion in winter

February 6, 2010

Carter Godwin Woodson was born in Virginia in 1875, the son of former slaves. Poverty drove him to find work in the coal mines of Kentucky until 1895, at which time he began his first formal education.

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Camden County’s African American history trail

January 30, 2010

New Jersey’s stance on the economic importance of the slave trade had been made clear in 1675, when the first slavery related laws, concerning the penalties for transporting or harboring fugitives, were established. The institution flourished through all of the early political changes and by 1726 there were more than 2000 enslaved individuals.

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Dying to Be There!

January 25, 2010

Many of the most visited tourist destinations, the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids, Lincoln’s Tomb, are elaborately constructed burial sites. As early as 60,000 B.C. survivors sought to memorialize those who passed on by marking their graves. These early markings were sometimes a mere mound of dirt or a pile of stones to denote the location

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