I enjoy having tea and blogging with my tea friends. This blogging thing is a passion of mine. I enjoy it immensely.
I hope you come often and invite your tea friends here. I really would enjoy the company.
Wench By Dolen Perkins-Valdez 304 pages; Amistad A righteous historical novel about female slaves on, yes, summer vacation with their masters in free-state Ohio.
The Colored Girl Beautful
by Azalia Hackley
The National Capital Code of Etiquette
by Edward S. Green
My Book lists
These are books I am looking for to help with my reenactment program
I have this One!
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey By Alison Gernsheim
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
Behide The Scenes
30 years slave and 4 years in the White House
Mary Lincoln's Dressmaker
the story of Lizzy, The first Lady's dressmaker.
Mary Todd Lincoln's Dress
Mary Lincoln’s purple velvet skirt and daytime bodice are believed to have been made by African American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckly. The first lady wore the gown during the Washington winter social season in 1861–62. Both pieces are piped with white satin, and the bodice is trimmed with mother-of pearl buttons. An evening bodice was included with the ensemble. The lace collar is of the period, but not original to the dress.
The Old Brick School House, a small but dignified building, embodies a special kind of significance in the history of Providence.
Although it stands somewhat crowded by current neighbors, the Brick School House still makes a significant statement about the democratic and civic ideals of 18th century Providence.
The Brick School house served many educational functions. Among its occupants were a school for black children, a cooking school, and a fresh air school for tubercular children, the first such program in America.
In the early nineteenth century, many African Americans were educated in
the Old Brick School House. In the 1820s, a Quaker ran a private
school for African American children.
In 1828, the town of Providence
established a public school system and created a separate school for
African Americans until the state legislature outlawed racially
segregated schools in 1866.
The public segregated school was called the Meeting Street School, the African school, and the colored
On Saturday, July 28 at 5:00 p.m., I with many others, joined The
Rhode Island Black Heritage Society in the unveiling of a plaque at the Meeting Street School, which, in 1828, became the
first public school in Rhode Island to be open to African American
It was once again, history in the making and I was honored to be in attendance for this celebration..
It was very nice to see the community come out and show there support. By preserving and teaching our history to the children, makes for a better future.
The Meeting Street School will be persevered and looked after under the expert
stewardship of James Hall and the Providence Preservation Society,