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Life is meant to be lived; cherish the exciting moments, and relish in those all too brief moments of relaxation. I am here to live my own life, and live it passionately. A Little HerStory serves as a vessel to project my passions, and clue in my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and read on.

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February 29, 2020

A young friend, Liz, from Texas, shared this with me.  I found it quite lovely and wanted to share it with you as we come to the end of celebrating Black History Month!  Enjoy!!

February 27, 2020

We know her work, but do we know the talented woman who created it? 

Selma Burke was born on December 31, 1900, in Mooresville, North Carolina, the seventh of 10 children of Reverend Neil and Mary Elizabeth Colfield Burke. Her father was an AME Church Minister who worke...

February 23, 2020

Great recording of the song celebrating Harriet.  In my opinion, the very best recording of this song that was ever made was by Bright Morning Star, with Charlie King, but they are not on Youtube.

If you even have the opportunity to hear that recording do it, and t...

February 23, 2020


The Cosmic Dancer

Be careful the words you use to describe who you are.

Be aware of the speech you whisper deep inside yourself, like a witch casting spells.

Your strength, your tenderness and hope is listening, is feeling those words.
And over time, with each wo...

February 20, 2020

From Vanderbilt.edu

The Black Female and the Harlem Renaissance

It was during the 1920s that a "New Negro" came into being. With the end of World War I and the beginning of the roaring twenties, black Americans flocked from the rural South to the urban North in search of...

February 16, 2020

From the New York Times, January 2020 by Dan Barry

“She endured the horrors of the African American experience - lynchings, riots, and the Klu Klux Klan - and worked to ensure that they never slipped from collective memory.” 

Mamie Lang Kirkland died last month at her ho...

February 14, 2020

Much of this information was gleaned from a tribute to her in  "Black Past."


Eliza Ann Grier was born enslaved in Mecklenburg, County North Carolina in 1864 but along with her parents, Emily and George Washington Grier, she was freed by...

February 9, 2020

Some information gained from an interview with  Journalist Farai Chideya who is a former NPR news host, author of The Episodic Career, and the journalism program officer at the Ford Foundation.

I have been so very inspired by this lady. I hope you enjoy a litt...

February 6, 2020

I frequently listen to a public radio station out of Denver, KVOD.  They play classical music and often offer bits and pieces of musical history which I enjoy.   When I first hear the music of this woman, I was stunned to learn of her background.  Why had I never heard...

February 2, 2020

I have always been fascinated by ancient Celtic lore.  My roots are showing!  Imbolic for me is a joyful time, a time of hope. We celebrate the coming of spring, of planting, of life!  While we are still held deeply in winter's grip, spring will come.  As I write this,...

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