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Guest Post: Lest We Forget

By Thelma Battle

The cultural tradition of funeral services, among many African- American citizens, has been a unique tradition since slavery. Oral history tells us that during slavery times many slaves were not allowed the opportunity to have a funeral or to pay respect to the deceased.  317 more words

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BBC News: Manchester United mark 60 years since Munich disaster

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Manchester United mark 60 years since Munich disaster – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-42959196


Photos on the Fence: Holocaust Survivors at the United Nations

Last weekend I had the chance to go see a special installation displayed on the fence outside of the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. The photos are one half of an exhibition memorializing the victims and survivors of the Holocaust titled Survivors, Victims and Perpetrators, and were taken by Italian photographer Luigi Toscano as part of the Lest We Forget project. 218 more words

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Lest We Forget: The 2018 Thelma Battle Collection African American Exhibit

By Marcia Fraser, Special Collections Department

Now, throughout February, the Special Collections department at Williamson County Public Library is hosting the 2018 Thelma Battle Black History Month Photographic Exhibit, “Lest We Forget,” spotlighting the lives of residents in Franklin’s black community who have lived and died in Williamson County. 483 more words


The 76th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore.

Read any good books lately?

I recently finished Paul Ham’s Sandakan, The Untold Stories Of The Sandakan Death March, which was yet another atrocity of  World War 2. 853 more words

To My Mother

Each birthday is a precious gift

            bestowed by Heaven above,

                            Reminding us of God’s concern

His kindness and His love!

Miss you everyday more and more…

Your daughter,