Summer 2017

My summer. In early June, I returned home after finishing up 2 years at a university’s Office of Housing and graduating. In just a week, I took a train from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and began a week and a half Civil Rights Bus Tour (which I blogged briefly about). From there, I took a […]

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Day Two: Atlanta

We entered Atlanta and the first thing that popped into my mind was T.I.’s “Bring Em Out”. Our first stop was the King’s Visitor Center and the surrounding memorials and exhibits. This included King’s childhood home, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and the reflection pool which is the grave site of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Day One of the Civil Rights Bus Tour

June 10, 2017 commenced the Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights 16th Annual Tour. That morning our bus departed from Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and nearly eight hours entered my home state of North Carolina. Fortunately, I am familiar with the history of this movement, yet despite my familiarity with the civil rights struggle, this […]

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Findings in the Archives: Sharing Research Interests with Those You Are Researching

As I slowly, but surely work my way through my findings from a recent archival research trip, I came across the following piece of paper. Photo taken from the Geraldine Wilson Papers located at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture It states the following:    Arthur Schomburg Puerto Rican of African Descent Inspired by bad […]

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My Thoughts on 500 Years of Injustice, A Silent Apology, and A Hollow Worship: Native Americans and African Americans

  Mark Charles, speaker, writer, and consultant from Fort Defiance, Arizona, spoke today at my college in our celebration of Native American Heritage Month on 500 Years of Injustice, A Silent Apology, and A Hollow Worship. Can I just say it was one amazing discussion. Charles began with what he called “a tree that fell […]

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Meshach Paul Krikorian

Was writing about the importance of Rachel Flowers and her accomplishments to Messiah College’s community when I stumbled upon the biography of Meshach Paul Krikorian. Now, I have seen this biography many times and actually began to do some further research on Meshach, but was consumed with the Flowers project and never completed it. Out of […]

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