“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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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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The Thesis Process

This past January I celebrated my five year research anniversary *does a happy dance*. Since 2012, I conducted research on the Flowers family and continued my research into graduate school. I had a small advantage–I completed the majority of my research over the years. At this point, I simply needed to write. It was impossible […]

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