To My Old Master: Decoding a Race Relations/Blog Hit And What It Really Means

So you've probably been reading, sharing and looking at this gem from 1865.  It apparently appeared in the New York Daily Tribune: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6790780585_466117fe88_o.jpg  "Colonel" P.H. Anderson asked his former servant, Jourdon Anderson to basically come on back home and be his laborer.  Mr. Jourdan, dictating his letter, responded in kind: Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865 To …

Update: Thank You Ebony Hillbillies :)

Special and Heartfelt thanks goes out to the Ebony Hillbillies for allowing us to use their music in our video for Indiegogo.  Rique and I have done interpretation for several years on Pinkster Day at Phillipsburg Manor in Tarrytown and I had NO idea that he was one of my heroes until he mentioned I …

On the Tennessee Tea Party Controversy: Why Our Project Matters—Now…

Disclaimer: While the blogosphere has pumped up the Tennessee Tea Party's mandate to advocate for changes to Tennessee's American history  textbooks-much like the folks in Texas wanted to change the history books, the story is really a year old.  The point here is that there is a reason for this project and others efforts to …

Calling all Chefs!

If you are an executive chef/restaurant owner in a city on our tour---please see the Southern Discomfort Tour page--we want to know who you are and where you are!  We want to eat and spend our money at your establishment and possibly cook with you.  We want to support local economies, local food and local …

Go See Red Tails–Now….

Sorry--I don't buy this "don't command me to go see a movie just because ......"  Go see the damn movie. Put it to you this way---as a Jew--if this was a movie about the Shoah or other aspects of Jewish history or culture--we could count on our own to support our own--as a priority and …

Into another Country…..and into More Country…Charting our Journey

Alabama.....Russell County, Coosa County, Clay, Monroe, Tallapoosa, Jefferson, Madison, Jackson.....North Carolina.....Nash, Edgecombe, Onslow, South Carolina...Charleston, Lancaster, Virginia....Richmond City, Henrico Co., Prince Edward, Appomattox, Buckingham, Lynchburg, Amelia, Surry, New Kent, Accomac....south central Tennesee, western Georgia.... "Where?" in the South is not an easy question... I guess I have always put these places in some mythical category …