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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“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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(Updated) Chauncey Sawyer Flowers

In 1895, Harry and Nancy (Sawyer) Flowers gave birth to their first child, Chauncey Flowers in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. He is Rachel Flowers’ eldest brother. One of the first items I look for in my research is a photo. I discovered a number of primary sources detailing his life, yet currently no photo […]

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