Day 9 – Over 70 Years Later, Justice for George Stinney

It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr.  It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him. Being known for a historic event  isn’t always a good thing and learning about this story literally made me feel nauseous and angry at the same time knowing this is just one of many instances …

Day 8 – Seven Years a Slave (Hiding Under a Porch)

Before Anita Hill, Carmita Woods,  Mechelle Vinson or other women part of the #METOO movement sharing their experiences of  sexual harassment,  there was former slave, abolitionist and author Harriet Jacobs. Welcome to Day 8! Harriet Ann Jacobs was the first woman to author a slave narrative called Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.  Written by …

Celebrating the Shortest Month of the Year – Black History in 28 Days

Welcome to Day 1! What was the first thing that came to mind when you saw this cover photo?  Was is surprise or disappointment? Anger or embarrassment or were you like me and wondered how this person’s story ended. I’m kicking off Black History Month differently because I feel like too many are questioning if it’s even …