#25 Black Pioneer Settlers Move from Kentucky Green to Plains’ Grass: How the first and only remaining black town west of the Mississippi was developed

A lot was going on in 1877 for African Americans in the U.S. South. It was enough to drive them West in search of the promised land. For blacks in the Georgetown, Kentucky area, their Sunday morning worship services were interrupted by real estate speculators. They offered an opportunity to move west to establish homesteadsContinue reading “#25 Black Pioneer Settlers Move from Kentucky Green to Plains’ Grass: How the first and only remaining black town west of the Mississippi was developed”

#24 Your ancestors in college

A recent weekend webinar about slave history in the physical building of the University of Georgia in Athens, supports the extended research that traces African Americans’ involvement on campuses across the nation. Even worse in Athens, UGA’s Baldwin Hall just completed its unearthing and findings of the bones of former slaves who were buried beneathContinue reading “#24 Your ancestors in college”