It seems our world has been turning faster than usual these past few months. On the world stage, events of huge magnitude—the melting of the Western Antarctic ice, the decision of Britain to leave the European union, the enormous migration of displaced persons from Syria and other countries—plus the 24-hour news cycle have made staying “informed” and keeping connected seem more difficult than ever.
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Interview with Lori Stokes, Scholar Books about Salem: “ A Storm of Witchcraft” by Emerson Baker “ Entertaining Satan,” by John Putnam Demos Excellent app by Emerson Baker and others on itunes: The Salem Witch Trials The Puritans were more exciting than you think: John Winthrop’s journal: Available from many different sources, including Google Books
Four hands, turning in coordinated motions. The swish and slap of two ropes on the concrete playground, two girls leaping in unison to the rhythm: Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack All dressed in black, black, black With silver buttons, buttons, buttons All down her back, back, back… A grandmother takes a restless child in her
How many of these names do you recognize as famous entertainers? These are their given names and many of them appear on the Memorial plaques at The Actor’s Temple. If you don’t know, Google them to find out: Benjamin Kubelsky Aaron Chwatt Sonya Kalish Edward Israel Iskowitz Shirley Schrift Mendel Berlinger Mechel Saltpeter For more
By Pam Pacelli Cooper Verissima Productions Riding the train from Cambridge to Downtown Boston has become a lonely business over the last 5 years. The once lively cars have quieted down as passengers dive ever more deeply into reading their texts and e-mails and zoning out to the music pulsing through their ear pods. Like
There is much that we can learn from Donna and her journey into the past. Hearing her story will undoubtedly inspire all of us to start looking into our own family histories. What we may uncover may be beyond our imaginations!
In honor of Black History month, a podcast about famed writer and poet Margaret Walker, oral histories of the civil rights movement, and more…with Dr. Robert Luckett of Jackson State University. Show Notes: CLICK HERE to visit the Digital Archives at the Margaret Walker Center: They include a digital archives project, book
By Pam Pacelli Cooper President, Verissima Productions She always called it her “old lady bag.” When my mother in law’s purse wore out, after 10 or 15 years of hard use, she asked for another one. It was not easy to find. Black, sturdy, short handles to be gripped with the hand rather than slung
By Pam Pacelli Cooper President, Verissima Productions Thirty heavy cans of film, each 24 inches in diameter, over 1200 feet of film in each can. Blues musicians captured in their homes, in the basement of a barbecue place in Memphis, Tennessee, and a juke joint in Clarksdale, Mississippi. For 40 years, my partner had been
This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview with Dr. Robert Luckett, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. In addition to a book and several publications and presentations at numerous academic conferences, he has appeared in documentaries, including the Independent Lens film