Saturday Morning

Weeks had passed and by now his hair had grown back at the sides. It was early Saturday morning. He hadn't slept well and after tossing and turning, he decided to get up. The sun had just risen. He shaved and took a long shower before fixing himself breakfast. After he ate, he washed up …

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Survived to be Sold

Viewbug Image It was suffocating, dark and crammed with shackled slaves.  There were no toilets in the catacombs where they were kept before being taken to the auction block to be inspected and sold.  She was one of the lucky ones who had survived the long and harrowing journey across the sea to Zanzibar. The …

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Star-crossed Lovers

"Oh, Joseph, I love you so much." "I love you too, Miss Louisa." "I wish we could run away together. I hate living on this awful plantation." "We can't run way, Miss Louisa. They'd kill me 'cause I run way with a White woman." "I won't let them hurt you, Joseph. I'd rather die first." …

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Vaudeville Singer/Song-Writer

In 1896, Brooklyn born and famous vaudeville singer, Maude Nugent, composed and wrote the lyrics to Sweet Rosie O'Grady which became one of the most popular waltz standards of its time.  Tin Pan Alley publisher Joseph W. Stern & Co rejected the song when she first tried to sell it to them, but they changed …

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