“It’s not supposed to be like this,” Sharon said the morning we visited Ferguson. She and I have gone to many cemeteries over the years in our genealogical quests. “Cemeteries are places where we expect to find dead people.” Yeah, cemeteries. Not in the middle of the street on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri; a […]
Sharon Morgan originally posted this on Our Black Ancestry: Black History Month 2015 is almost over. As I do every year, I spent the past few weeks gorging myself on the glut of special programming on TV – feature films, documentaries, and other programs with African American themes. I glued myself to the television to […]
Sharon and I spoke before more than 1,000 corporate leaders from around the world on September 17 at the 20th Annual General Electric African American Forum Global Symposium in Washington, DC. If the world is going to change when it comes to issues of race, Corporate America has the power and influence to make a […]
Give copies of Gather at the Table to your friends, family, and professional colleagues this Holiday Season and you will SAVE MONEY and HELP A GREAT CAUSE! Our publisher, Beacon Press, has partnered with the non-profit organization at the foundation of our healing journey, Coming to the Table, to offer this special. Order as many […]
November 19, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. PBS and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns launched a national effort to encourage people to video record themselves reciting President Abraham Lincoln’s famous speech, one of the most important statements on human equality in American history. Sharon Morgan and I participated in the project, as […]
This past week we sent the following message to the more than 6,300 readers on our e-Mail list. Since there are many folks who follow our blog and Facebook page who may not be on our mailing list, we share the message here as well. if you are in a READING CLUB… if you’d like […]
As the paperback version of Gather at the Table is released this month (due out from Beacon Press on October 15), we want to share the following message that was recently sent to Sharon and me by Helen Nadler. A friend to us both, a distant cousin to Tom, Helen opened her Rhode Island home […]
NOTE: As of October 31, this promotion has ENDED. We’re excited to announce that the Paperback version of Gather at the Table will be released on October 15 by Beacon Press! Sharon and I, along with our publisher Beacon Press, are quite pleased with the reception Gather at the Table has received since it was […]
As we prepare for the October 15 release of the paperback edition of Gather at the Table, we were thrilled to learn that our book was to be reviewed in the Fall edition of YES! Magazine. Not only does the reviewer, Lisa Gale Garrigues, call GATT “brave and compelling, she writes: “The engaging and sometimes […]
We arrived at the Phillis Wheatley Book Awards program at the Schomburg Center right on time for the 7PM program. After jumping into a “black taxi” at 116th Street for the short ride up Malcolm X Boulevard, we wondered aloud if we had missed something because the entrance was so quiet. My date for the […]
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