I’ve focused on the Women and what they had to say since largely their voice has not been heard in most all accountings of the Homesteaders.
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”
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”
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”
Now that the New Year is here and the holidays distractions are behind us, it’s time to get back on tract! During the course of my researching various family members I have run across the terms Mulatto, White and Black all in the same census of one family. So I stopped and took a bit ofContinue reading “Getting back on track”
So excited!! First impressions… It’s so different…the hustle and bustle of a pretty large city that is more urbanized than I expected…our first stop was the supermarket which offers most of what we are familiar with just different brands. Only question is can the average person afford it. The exchange rate is 4700 kwachas toContinue reading “Off to Zambia”