Another Milestone

This time at the Jefferson County museum in Charles Town. Website Narratives of Four Descendants of Jefferson County Enslaved and Free African-Americans On the iPad to the left, you can access genealogical research and family stories by several descendants of enslaved and free black Jefferson Countians. Monique Crippen-Hopkins, a certified paralegal, blogger, family historian, andContinue reading “Another Milestone”

DeWitty-Audacious is now officially in the history of Nebraska

What a wonderful time we all enjoyed!  The fellowship was just so amazing! Last Monday, April 11, 2016, the Historical Marker was officially installed that celebrates the importance of the DeWitty African-American Settlement in a ceremony attended by close to 200 people. DeWitty was the longest lasting African-American, most successful rural settlement in all of, Nebraska.Continue reading “DeWitty-Audacious is now officially in the history of Nebraska”

Coming soon:DeWitty Historical Ceremony

Descendants of Nebraska African-American Settlement to Attend Historical Marker Ceremony on Highway 83   Turn off for the DeWitty historical marker Descendants of the largest African-American settlement in Nebraska, located in the Sand Hills are expected to arrive in Cherry County on April 11 to celebrate the unveiling of a historical marker on U.S. HighwayContinue reading “Coming soon:DeWitty Historical Ceremony”

Thursday, Elsie and Polly

            A few days ago, I was on my back porch, and I noticed a lovely butterfly landing on one of the plants. Wow, I wonder if she’ll stay long enough for me to go get my camera?? I dashed into the house, and, of course, the camera wasn’t ready. IContinue reading “Thursday, Elsie and Polly”

A funny thing happened along this journey of mine

Is it fate or is it destiny or maybe a coincidence. Better yet, could it be our Ancestors have led us back to where our roots began to grow in this country? Please read and make up your own mind!! My research has taken me first to Liberia, Canada, then back to Charles Town WestContinue reading “A funny thing happened along this journey of mine”

My Research Library to date

Black History Books on my shelf   African American Topeka – Sherri Camp African Canadians in Union Blue – Richard M. Reid Annie’s Trip to Grandma’s – Barbara Rose Page A North-side View of Slavery The Refugee – Benjamin Drew Baby Steps to Freedom – Joyce Middleton Black Women of the Old West – WilliamContinue reading “My Research Library to date”

Our conversation: Black Rug and White Rug

There came a time when Descendants from both sides of the slavery era came together. Came together to share, talk and massage the pain. Pain for Sarah, who has to live with the embarrassment of finding out her family were enslavers and not very nice about it at all. Enslaving our families; that is MoniqueContinue reading “Our conversation: Black Rug and White Rug”

My finished Contributions Please Enjoy!!

My contributions to    http://www.blackpast.org/ Allen-bernadette-mary-1955 Brown, Gayleatha Beatrice (1947-2013) Hatter, Hamilton (1856-1942) Holloway, Anne Forrester (1941- 2006) Leslie M. Alexander (1948- ) Riley, Jerome R. (1840-1929) Stanfield, Sylvia Gaye (1943- ) Watson, Barbara Mae (1918-1983) – See more at: http://www.blackpast.org

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