Frederick Douglass

June 13, 2015
How to be inspired by history, Part II

Note: This is a transcript from the podcast of this series. The podcast can be found on this website and the Remembering History Podcast Page. Hello History Friends and welcome back to where we are remembering history and we’re making history. I’m glad that you have returned for this fantastic, trailblazing and incredibly amazing […]

June 12, 2015
How to be inspired by history, Part I

Last April, I posted a blog that discussed why I love history. (It was called “What Inspires Me” if you want to read it again.) Unequivocally, I answered that history inspires me. I love the stories, the people, the intrigue, struggles and the triumph. They all inspire me. History shows me that nothing happens in […]

May 7, 2015
The United State of African Americans

As an African American woman living in Belgium, there are times when I feel very disconnected. Often, I am the only Black person in the room—it is very rare that there is another African American in the room unless it is my son. See Am I the Only One? Other times, I’m the only American. […]

September 3, 2014
Did you feel the heat this summer?

  I just returned to Belgium from my summer vacation in the United States. I enjoyed spending time with my family in California and Hawaii. I enjoyed hiking in Tahoe. I enjoyed strolling on the college campus in Berkeley. I loved the shopping. But I am breathing a sigh of relief that I am leaving […]

May 10, 2014
An African American woman living in Europe? Here’s why!

I’m certainly not the first. Nor will I be the last. But I am often asked: what is it like for an African American woman living in Europe? That’s a tough question because it is quite loaded and multi-dimensional. Is life is different for a Black woman living in Europe than for a Black woman […]

March 26, 2014
Are you maladjusted?

Human beings can adjust to many things—some of them good, some not so good. We have to adjust to new circumstances like living in a new city, starting a new job, or the birth of a baby. Adjusting is sometimes a good thing, often a necessary thing, but occasionally it is harmful. When is adjusting […]

March 6, 2014
Dred Scott: A freedom fighter

March 6th marks the day that the United States Supreme Court issued one of its worst, shortsighted, morally bankrupt, and unjust decisions in its history.  This was the day that the court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case. The year was 1857.  And this case was intended to justify and solidify the […]