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3:16 AM / Wednesday July 8, 2020

Travel

Israel, echoes in eternity (Part two)

April 18, 2010

Old Acre was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2001 based on its history as a port town and its historic structures and medieval street plan. Visitors should plan to spend several hours exploring the winding streets of Old Acre and the best place to begin is with a stop at the Mosque of Ahmed Jezzar Pasha.

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Israel, echoes in eternity (Part One)

April 9, 2010

Israel’s story stretches back to antiquity and it has always been the scene of controversy and events that have altered the history of mankind. If we consider the real “seeds” of Israel to be the locations of religious significance to

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The essentials

April 1, 2010

Periodically someone will ask me to make travel arrangements for them and they are always astonished when I tell them that I am not a travel agent and I don’t have the expertise to help them. To soften the blow, I always add that, after they have booked a trip, I can help them travel more efficiently.

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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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