“Susan and Gordy Adopt a Baby!”: Geraldine Wilson and The Children’s Television Workshop

Over winter break, I spent time with my one year old nephew. We spent most of our morning eating cereal, dancing, and watching my childhood favorite show–Sesame Street. We bonded over our love of Elmer and Big Bird and wept over the absence of Ernie and Bert. A few weeks later, I traveled to New […]

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“Greenview Dwelling”: Discovering the Flowers Family’s Home

In the early twentieth-century, Rachel Flowers was a Black socialite in the Harrisburg and Philadelphia region. Her parties attracted members of the Black middle class and due to her educational activism, also educators from New Jersey, New York, Maryland, and even Bermuda. When her events were hosted in Harrisburg, news articles referred to her country […]

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“Our Children Are Our Children”: The Poetry of Geraldine Wilson

Geraldine Wilson, date unknown. Research Paper Title: “What Shall We Teach Our Children Who Are Black?: Geraldine Wilson, Freedom Schools, and Project Head Start in Mississippi, 1964-1968 or “Our Children Are Our Children”: Geraldine Wilson, Freedom Schools, and Early Black Childhood Education in Mississippi, 1964-1968 Although my paper explores the educational activism of Wilson through Freedom […]

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Day 5: Birmingham (PART III)

Just FYI I took this trip back in June. So these posts are simply reflections.  Carolyn McKinstry, one of the survivors from the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing (1963), signing her book While the World Watched After spending the morning in Montgomery, our group traveled to Birmingham for the afternoon. We had the liberty of exploring […]

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Day #5: Montgomery (Part II)

    Before I jump into this blog, I want to share a quick story about Phyllis Brown, a woman I met on the course of this trip. Her older sister, Minnijean Brown, was among the nine who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. P. Brown joined us for two days on the […]

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Day 5: Montgomery (Part I)

Another heavy day. At the Rosa Parks Memorial Museum, Montgomery  Day Five | First Stop- Southern Poverty Law Center  (SPLC) It is strange to call the center’s museum beautiful because of the pain that lies within history. However, the SPLC, aesthetically,  is a beautiful museum. On the walls were the names and stories of civil rights martyrs. […]

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