1922: Chicken and Waffle Dinner

Under the “Personal and Social News Items” section in the Harrisburg Telegraph August 11, 1922   Miss Rachel Flowers Hostess at Summer Home Miss Rachel H. Flowers, of Brandtsville, entertained at a chicken and waffle dinner at her country home. The guest included: Mrs. Lucie Arrington, Mrs. Smith, Miss. Rebecca Scott, Miss Gladyce Flowers, Mrs. Hilda […]

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City People: Black Baltimore in the Photographs of John Clark Mayden

  Read the gallery guide here. This past spring, I began my curatorial fellowship work with Sheridan Library. The library recently acquired about 100 prints from local street photographer, John Clark Mayden, which they sought to display in both an exhibit and book, Baltimore Lives: The Portraits of John Clark Mayden.  Before I curated a small exhibit […]

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Geraldine L. Wilson and Black Consciousness Workshops for Mississippi’s Head Start Teachers

Geraldine Wilson, Photos & Prints Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL Geraldine Wilson arrived to Mississippi during the concluding weeks of Freedom Summer, a summer-long collective call for action to civil rights in the state. There are many questions surrounding her late arrival and her activism during that summer. Wilson […]

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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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