Topic: Virginia

Paper Genocide of Native American Indians: Walter Plecker

Paper Genocide: Since the beginnings of the African slave trade in America many Native persons unfortunately, to the detriment of Native Heritage, were being listed as Black, Mulatto, Negro or just lumped together as “Colored” which did not allow for a distinction between us and Africans on paper. In the slavery days being listed as […]

Shonda Buchanan: Who is Afraid of Black Indians?

Shonda Buchanan of Choctaw, Coharie, Cherokee & African Heritage is an Award-winning Poet and Fiction Writer. An educator for the last 20 years, Shonda was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan where she spent much of her adolescence curled up in libraries, bathtubs, and on her front porch, reading. Her book, Who’s Afraid of Black […]

John Brown, A White Role Model and True Hero (1800 – 1859)

John Brown: A White Role Model by William Loren Katz John Brown was born in 1800, and he was executed by the state of Virginia  on December 2, 1859. This year (2006) a PBS documentary film continued an effort that began even before his execution to sully his reputation. Why? He was a white man who […]
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