Category: slave life

A little something I’m working on…. 0

A little something I’m working on….

And something you’ll be hearing more about very VERY soon! (Like next week…this week, I’m in presentation prep mode) Please check out the link, and drop a line!!! Cooking Gene Team Member Nicole Moore

To My Old Master… 0

To My Old Master…

On Monday, Letters of Note posted quite the letter from former slave Jourdan Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a slave of Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee and who wrote the man he once...

Settling the Books 1

Settling the Books

How many of ya’ll are broke after spending all your money on Christmas gifts? Or you don’t realize you’re broke until after those credit card bills show up? With this time of year, every...

Christmas Gif…Celebrating de Big Times 0

Christmas Gif…Celebrating de Big Times

We have just passed Christmas, a time of year where we gather with family and have a good time. Some of us will have attended “Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties” or the office holiday shindig....

What’s a Birthday to a Slave? 0

What’s a Birthday to a Slave?

I am excited! I turned 30 last week. I love my birthday as most people do. I love the fact that I lived to see another year. I love getting the occasional birthday card...

There’s Something About Cotton 1

There’s Something About Cotton

I have never known one plant to cause more drama than cotton. I have watched people shut down at the mention of it, parents refuse to let their children go to field trips because...

The Children are our Future, But Why are all the Interpreters I Know Over 40? 0

The Children are our Future, But Why are all the Interpreters I Know Over 40?

Last night, in York County, South Carolina, the Culture and Heritage Museums held their annual Keepers of the Culture Award ceremony. This award goes to individuals who find ways to keep the culture of...

Slavery…not just a southern affair 1

Slavery…not just a southern affair

Most of us realize that slavery was in all of the colonies before the American Revolution, but we don’t think about how it differed between places. We may not think about how not all...

Oh My Gourd! 0

Oh My Gourd!

So we’re back! Finally I have settled into life down here in Florida, my child is in daycare and has started going back to bed before 8pm. Getting a toddler adjusted to a new...

Telling the Story of a Slave: Commentary 0

Telling the Story of a Slave: Commentary

I know, I know…it’s been over a month since I posted something. I’m telling you, moving is KILLER! But as I wrapped up things at Historic Brattonsville and also am working on packing up...

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