Divided

PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin They’d gone too far this time.  The charity bin was busted.  Angry tears filled her eyes.  What would they do next?  Throw bricks through the windows?  Set fire to the orphanage?  Ban her from their businesses?  They treated her like a pariah because she was Protestant and refused to send …

Meant for Each Other

Rafiq was standing on the sidewalk, waiting for Joy when Ranya walked up to him.  “So, I hear that you’re married,” she said, her expression hostile as she looked up at him. Rafiq set his cup down, his eyes meeting hers squarely.  “Who told you?” “Dhara.  When were you going to tell me?” Dhara was …

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the eldest of thirteen children.  She was born on October 9, 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware.  Her great-grandfather was Hans Schad, alias John Shadd, who served as Hessian soldier with the British army during the French and Indian War.  Her father, Abraham Doras Shadd was trained as a shoemaker and owned a shop in …

Three Great Women

I always wondered about the women in Thurgood Marshall's life--his mother and his wife.  I decided to browse the Internet to see what information I could find. Thurgood's mother, Norma Arica was a public school teacher for over 25 years.  When her son attended Howard University Law School she pawned her wedding and engagement rings to …

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