African American history

Canton

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Canton, Mississippi is the Hollywood of the South. The movies, A Time to Kill, My Dog Skip and Brother Where Art Thou  were filmed in this lovely town. There are so many neat things to do in this beautiful Mississippi town. If I would have known ahead of time, I would have stayed more than just a morning stop at their historic square! Movie Tours There are […]

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Underground Railway and Wyandot

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Kansas City, Kansas has a unique history unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been. On a hosted trip at the beginning of August, I learned how the Wyandotte Indians embraced the escaped slaves considering them, “people of the earth”. Come along with me on my journey.  See what fascinating history Kansas City has to offer.  Learn […]

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Historic Collinsville

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Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to see come to fruition?  That is the story behind Historic Collinsville.  JoAnn and Glenn Weakly created Historic Collinsville after Joanne saw a need for children to learn about history hands on. Keith and I are honored we got to visit with this magnetic couple on […]

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Central BBQ and the Lorraine Hotel

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While traveling through Memphis this past few weeks we found a great slow cook BBQ joint, Central BBQ slow smoked Memphis style.  After parking and waiting in a brief line we picked out our desired menu and weaved our way to the picnic style tables.  Since 2003, Central BBQ has been ranked in the top 3 […]

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Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument and the Whispering Wall

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I’d learned about Elijah Lovejoy in history and about his support of the abolition movement years ago, but sometimes it takes seeing and remembering to bring home the efforts that some went to for our freedoms.  This past Monday, Annie Jansen, my mom and I visited the monument in Alton, Illinois.  Mom didn’t try the […]

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