Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Won't You Be My Neighbor....?????

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Barack Obama

Because we have tasted
the bitter swill
of civil war and segregation,
 and emerged from that dark chapter
 stronger and more united,

we cannot help but believe
 that the old hatreds shall someday pass;
 that the lines of tribe shall soon dissolve
; that, as the world grows smaller,
 our common humanity
 shall reveal itself.…

 — BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL ADDRESS, JANUARY 20, 2009
Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 9531-9538). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

memories of the sirring and ma’aming back in the South

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 Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 8370-8371). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Missing Pieces via US Census Records......

Nevertheless..... and all the more......     Just Maybe.....


Randomly..... JCP had winter shirts....???   I just couldn't resist snapping a photo of my mother's Birth Year!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Moon and Superstitions


The New Moon is ... the Full Moon....

Being without money when seeing a new moon is thought to be unlucky but if a person has some coins and turns them over without taking them out of their pocket, they will have plenty money over the month ahead ...



Somehow.... from my Mississippi Daddy.....   I'd see him look to this Moon...wanning moon...... and he and I...I think.... interpreted this as the beginning... New Moon.
 

The Great Migration - from Holmes Cty, Mississippi to Chicago IL (1946)

Howard Jr Huggins (b. 1928) graduated from Saints School in Lexington MS in the Spring of 1946...
He moved to Chicago IL at @ age 19.
 
 
CHICAGO
 
Timidly,
we get off the train.
We hug our suitcases,
fearful of pickpockets.…
We are very reserved,
for we have been warned not to act green.…
We board our first Yankee street car
to go to a cousin’s home.…
We have been told
that we can sit where we please,
but we are still scared.
We cannot shake off
three hundred years of fear
in three hours.
RICHARD WRIGHT, 12 Million Black Voices
 
Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 4110-4118). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Where would the six Huggins (Travis Off-spring) be today ???

Had not Uncle Son and My daddy participated in the GREAT MIGRATION from the deep south.... up North...!!!???

Crossing that Mason-Dixon Line.....
 
THE KINDER MISTRESS

The lazy, laughing South With blood on its mouth.…
Passionate, cruel, Honey-lipped, syphilitic—
That is the South.
And I, who am black,
would love her
But she spits in my face.…
So now I seek the North—
The cold-faced North,
For she, they say,
is a kinder mistress. —

LANGSTON HUGHES, “THE SOUTH”


Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 4101-4109). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

BREAKING AWAY

I was leaving without a qualm,
without a single backward glance.
The face of the South that I had known was hostile and forbidding,
and yet out of all the conflicts and the curses …,
the tension and the terror,
I had somehow gotten the idea that life could be different.…
I was now running more away from something than toward something.…

My mood was:
I’ve got to get away;
I can’t stay here.
— RICHARD WRIGHT, Black Boy

Wilkerson, Isabel (2010-09-07). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration (Kindle Locations 3122-3132). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013