On May 16 on PBS will air the riveting documentary “Freedom Riders.” I have been fortunate to preview the first hour of this excellent film. From The National Intelligence Report, […]
The book is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. She is the first black woman in American History to win a Pulitzer Prize. The book is about […]
You know how the spirit moves! One minute you aren’t involved and the next you’re involved up to your eyeballs? Well, it’s happened to me again. The parallels are too obvious:
1. April, 1965, I chose to go to the South to register black voters. April, 2011, I’ve chosen to go to the South on a Civil Rights Travel Course.
Carolyn McKinstry was fourteen when the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Four girls, her friends, died in the destruction. She had been with […]
You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You is number one on the Sacramento Bee’s “Readings for Black History Month”.
Ah ha, so much for a post-racial world. This happened in Boston, not the deep South. See more.
In March I spoke at the Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement in San Francisco. The story I told is now online. Check it out. That’s four stories from my […]
I have not read this book yet, but I’ve gotten rave reviews from my friends. I had no clue who Henrietta Lacks was or why she is important to us. […]
My story, “Pennies from Heaven,” is online at More.com. Please vote for me.
Book signing by the contributing authors of the Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul.