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'Day-O': An Interview Between Harry Belafonte and Geraldine Wilson (Part 1)

Geraldine Wilson, date unknown

When I first arrived at the Schomburg Center in 2013, I was full of many emotions. I was happy to research the Flowers family in such a prestigious archive, yet I was unsure of how to search through eighteen boxes of information in three days. 1,864 more words

Black History

Genesis 36: Ecame, Esau, Econquered

This chapter presents a full genealogy of Esau, indicating the conclusion of Esau’s role in the book of Genesis. Note that there are chiefs and kings among Esau’s descendants, and they gradually take over Seir, renaming it Edom after Esau, as indicated in verse 8: “So Esau settled in the hill country of Seir. 74 more words

Old Testament

A Little Lesson on Divine Providence

Last week, in my personal devotions, I read through Numbers 26, which recounts a census taken near the end of Israel’s 40 year wandering through the wilderness. 917 more words


The Johnston’s of Ardnableask & the Elvin’s of Cashelnavean, Co. Donegal!

Jane Johnston – My 2nd Great Aunt or… Is She?

A daughter, sister, wife and mother – Jane Johnston was born about 1854 in Lough Eske, Co. 706 more words

Family History

Declining Number of History Majors!?

According to NPR the number of history majors are on the decline. In some schools as much as 30% . If the information is accurate fewer people teaching and fewer qualified people writing/researching. 191 more words

Social Issues And Discussions

Dowsett's War, Part 5 - New Guinea

“Festering swamp and sodden jungle, snakes, crocodiles, myriads of scorpions, centipedes, ants, leeches, typhus bearing mites, malaria; this stone age land of
tropical diseases and appalling climate was the setting for a campaign that would cost the Japanese 100,000 lives.

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When the search uncovers more than you expected...

This post was intended to be about my 3rd great-grandmother, Cynthia Lucinda Townsend, but turned into much more than I was looking into (which is always exciting and sad at the same time). 2,341 more words