freedom · slavery · underground

another great episode of Underground

Another wonderful episode of WGN’s Underground last night. Stine is on the run. Rosalee and Noah, too. Earlier in the day, I shared Stephanie Camp’s Closer to Freedom, an amazing monograph on how black women negotiate freedom on plantations, with a grad student. I told her how historians can intuit a lot with even the… Continue reading another great episode of Underground

choreography · freedom · labor

dance piece brings memory of grandmas and those who struggle

Many years ago, my grandmother gave me this dress. It is a dress from another time. Last night, I saw a performance that left me in tears. It reminded me of this dress. The choreography was by Cornelius Carter, Professor of Dance at the University of Alabama, someone I call friend. Think working women. Think… Continue reading dance piece brings memory of grandmas and those who struggle