Life & Doctrine
In a recent Facebook post I quoted Roh Moo-hyun who said “Let us make future generations remember us as proud ancestors just as, today, we remember our forefathers.” This is just another way to say: Watch your life and doctrine closely. Folks ARE watching and they will keep watching, even when you are gone.
Resources for African American Research
Alonzo’s Guide for African American Research Why? Because your research can hit a wall at the 1870 census! Research into the past lives of African Americans can present challenges due to the institution of slavery. Because slavery classified people of African ancestry as property and livestock instead of as people, census records can be spotty… Continue reading
Remembering a Veteran – Ned Felder
In January 1918 Ned Felder, on the word of a white spectator, was collared, kicked, jailed, and fined for “disloyal talk” towards white troops. This event occurs at the start of the US mobilization for the war. so, Ned hadn’t yet gone to Europe–neither have the marching troops he supposedly disparaged. By April, Ned had… Continue reading
WDYKYA (Who Do You Know You Are)
WDYTYA At my church we’ve just started a series on “Truth.” It got me thinking about the TV series WDYTYA (Who Do You Think You Are). On the show, guests are given the chance to discover their heritage and learn about the people who lead up to them. There is always that moment when folks… Continue reading