Tag Archives: Black History Month

On the Trail of the Ancestors: The Buffalo Soldiers

The last  excerpt from my book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America brings Miles Dean to New Mexico where he honored the Buffalo Soldiers.  From Ch. 19:  Retracing the Steps of the Buffalo Soldiers Using the … Continue reading

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A Day Out: Philadelphia

I met my sister Madeline for the day in Philadelphia. It’s about halfway by train for each of us between New Jersey and Maryland. We walked first to the Barnes Foundation Museum.  Dr. Alfred C. Barnes grew up poor in … Continue reading

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: The US Deputy Marshals

This week’s  excerpt from my book, On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America brings Miles Dean to Arkansas where he remembered the black US Deputy Marshals.  From Ch. 13: Imagining Bass Reeve After crossing the Mississippi into … Continue reading

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On the Trail of the Ancestors: Excerpt Two: The Black Abolitionists

  This week’s excerpt from On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Journey Across America  comes from Ch. 6, Meeting the Black Abolitionists and brings us to Philadelphia.  …Grateful for the tree canopy on the unusually warm day, Miles hugged the shade … Continue reading

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Book Excerpt: On the Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America

It’s Black History Month.  While I can argue that honoring African American history should be celebrated year-round, I’d be taking on greeting card makers, postage stamp designers, and education publishers who’ve created materials for this month. Given I have a … Continue reading

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Black Jockeys at the HOOD

Welcome to The HOOD; the House of Original Dreams. A state-funded program serving at-risk youth ages 16-21 in West Chester, PA, 35 miles outside of Philadelphia.   Here young people can prepare for the GED, learn job skills and life lessons.  … Continue reading

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