Next Tuesday, the students enrolled in my Antebellum America course will visit the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection in the University of Alabama’s Gorgas Library. Nancy Dupree, curator for the collection, will discuss the contents from three turn of the century scrapbooks once owned by young Alabama women. The visit coincides with the course’s attention… Continue reading antebellum “coming of age” moments via old scrapbooks
This drawing is titled “Ole Miss Maybell.” It is inspired by a real-life homeless woman who lived in Detroit when I resided there many years ago. The drawing appeared with several others in my first book. I co-presented words that accompanied this drawing last night at an event honoring Black History Month at the University… Continue reading if memory serves….