Georgia Historical Society marker citing “The Weeping Time,” a.k.a. the “Largest Slave Sale in Georgia History” held in Savannah. (photo courtesy of Waymark) Two of the most acclaimed movies of the past decade, 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained, have focused on the degradation, inhumanity, and absurdity associated with slavery as it was once … More 5 Eye-opening Books about Slavery in Savannah (part 1)
“No one seems to think it significant that upon the policemen’s arrival Kajieme Powell possibly had reason to fear for his life and reacted in a manner consistent with his disability.” ––Article excerpt (Aberjhani) “Democracy is not a gift of power, but a reservoir of knowledge.” –– from The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois The … More Notebook on Michael Brown, Kajieme Powell, and W.E.B. Du Bois (part 1 of 2)
“What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.” Author Salman Rushdie as formerly featured at Red Room. (photo graphic courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine) A lot of hearts passionate about reading, writing, publishing, and literary culture in general were broken July 3 when … More The Saving Grace of an Old School Strategy and Impulse
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