Monthly Archives: February 2015

For Black History Month – Pauli Murray

Anyone remember Pauli Murray? Who? Pauli Murray. Would it surprise you to learn that Pauli Murray refused to move to the back of the bus – in 1940! Fifteen years before Rosa Parks? That she was arrested in Virginia and … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Loving Adonis

Galeazzo was late He was always late leaving her sitting at a bar or coffee shop waiting. She vowed she would wait just twenty minutes no longer would she feel foolish and desperate. Galeazzo the Adonis; how she prayed to … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

For Selma and International Women’s Day – Viola Liuzzo

Viola Liuzzo died on March 25, 1965. She was murdered by the Klan outside of Selma, Alabama. I wrote about her on International Women’s Day several years  ago and was somewhat surprised at how many bloggers had never heard of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

On Being Had

It was the first half of the 1970s, I  was in my early thirties  and was an up and coming young “executive” working for the Great American Travel company (Don’t leave home without it!). We were having some problems in … Continue reading

Posted in family | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Gallant South

Originally posted about four years ago and re-posted each February The Great State of South Carolina still proudly flies the battle flag of the Confederate States of America – part of the “heritage” ya know. And here in my adopted … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Death of the White Rose – February 23, 1943

Originally posted in February 2013 Core Members of the White Rose – Munich 1942 – (l to r) Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst.  Arrested by the Gestapo and guillotined  on February 23, 1943. The notorious Nazi Judge Roland Freisler was practically spitting … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Channeling Botticelli

  Simonetta Cattaneo de Candia Vespucci  (1453 – 26 April 1476) The face of the Italian Renaissance . La bella Simonetta looking to the distant not at me at the London National Gallery. . Born in that stern Ligurian region … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mum Bett and Abolition in Massachusetts

“anytime while I was a slave, if one minute’s freedom had been offered to me, and I had been told I must die at the end of that minute, I would have taken it—just to stand one minute on God’s … Continue reading

Posted in history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments