April 20th, 2007


Casting Call!

Last year, PBS aired the critically acclaimed series African-American Lives which traced the genealogy of a number of famous blacks, including Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Chris Tucker, T.D. Jakes, astronaut Mae Jemison, and host Harvard historian Henry Louis Gates. The show was successful, in my view, in part because the techniques demonstrated applied across the board, and not just to …Continue reading →

Kansas: Rise Above the Noise and Confusion . . .

Back in cyber-Kansas today, I run into a couple of intriguing issues. To understand them, we need to go back a little bit. Harriet Mitchell Sometime ago, we were looking for the parents of Ezekiel Johnson. And we found a death certificate which listed his parents as Dan Carpenter and Harriet Mitchell. We subsequently discovered that Dan Carpenter was a …Continue reading →

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