How the passing of ancestors brings us life

Black Genealogy research requires attention to obits, homegoings and surviving family members Camden, Tenn. – About 340 miles northwest of Atlanta, lies a small community with a big heart that was originally named “Tranquility.”  The community counted as one of its more than 3,000 residents a special lady, Delia Mae Tharpe, mother of Dr. JackContinue reading “How the passing of ancestors brings us life”

Free podcast debuts Jan. 31, 2022: Jim Crow-era athletic ancestors’ stories featured

“As If We Were Ghosts” is a documentary produced by my company, Stonecrest, Ga-based OURS Studios. The documentary will premiere on Juneteenth 2022 on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Eric Roberts (erobtv) is the host of the series. Here’s a preview.

#27 Cleaning up: The 1881 Atlanta Washerwomen’s demands

One hundred and 40 years ago under the hot Atlanta sun, a group of African American women formed an assocaition and staged a major labor organizing effort that was leadng toward a general strike. Such a strike would have shut down Atlanta’s business and political establishments, according to reports in the Atlanta Constitution newspaper andContinue reading “#27 Cleaning up: The 1881 Atlanta Washerwomen’s demands”