Friday, March 12, 2010


My Howard U brother, Byrdan Moore who founded the great Alumni Roundup ( asked me to write an article for Black History Month. Most of you know i love to write so jumped at the opportunity. I decided to write about a small town in NC called Robersonville. Please click the link below and let me know what you thought. E



  1. I definitely enjoyed the article! I find it hard to even wonder what pain lies behind my own family history. Besides an occasional story, no one ever mentions the past. I remember asking my grandmother about her childhood, and what she could remember, her answers were so limited. It was as if she didnt want to dig up things that she had buried, when she made the move from Mississippi to Chicago. I wish that we all could know where we came from, even if it was only a few pieces that were finally put together. Loved the article, and the comments that came from it!

  2. I love this article. I'm a country girl at heart and love hearing the old folks talk about how their life was growing up and how rough they had it, but they "made do". I would love to trace my family history back and see what can be uncovered.

  3. Absolutely LOVE the article ER. It definitely evoked some good food for thought and encourages me to do the same thing....being that my grandparents, with the exception of my paternal grandmother and maternal great-grandmother, are deceased, I really NEED to sit down with them, and just talk about our family history, their childhood, etc; even grab my great-uncles, great-aunts, etc. Time is defnitely wasting, and precious, and I don't want to lose the opportunity to learn as much as possible of MY family roots; which is just as a vital piece to the puzzle, than what we have learned and read in history books.

    I commend you for going "deeper" about your family roots, and thank you for pushing me and others to do the same. Gotta love it! Many blessings and love ER!

  4. I have been researching my enslaved ancestors for 13 years now. I enjoyed your post. I teach classes on African American genealogy (specifically) and I have a blog about my search. I encourage you to go deeper in your research. The depth of the reward cannot be put into words. North Carolina has some great records, too.