top of page
Memories at the Griot's Table
Narratives of Caribbean, Latino and African American Family History
3D Stereoscopic Photographs of African Americans in North Carolina (1800's)
Animated stereoscopic photographs of African Americans and whites in unidentified locations in North Carolina after the Civil War during the late 1800's. By Rufus Morgan and possibly other photographers. Source: New York Public Library Tags: cabin, picking cotton, plantation, animation, stereograph, town, city, farm, albumen print, black history, wigglegrams, wigglegram, 1890's, 1880's, 1870's, 1860's, basket, cart, depot, bales, bale, child, boy, family, portrait, cabin, photos, pictures, occupational, 3d, occupations, jobs, victorian era, times, captions, stereoview, stereoscopy, slavery, slaves, sharecroppers, sharecropping, chopping wood, boatmen, workers, oxen, ox, posing, depot, stores, shops, turpentine, shop, store, business, laborers, documentary, pics, fashion, clothing, reconstruction,
Davis Bottom: Rare History, Valuable Lives reveals discoveries made by a team of scholars about a small, working-class neighborhodd established just south of downtown Lexington, KY in 1865. This one-hour documentary is presented in three chronological segments: Establishment (1860s thru 189s) Discover surprising details about the establishment of Davis Bottom, including the "radical" politics of Willard Davis, the leadership of a Union Army veteran, and the daily lives of some of the first residents to call this neighborhood home, The Second Generation (1900s thru 1940s) Learn abou the second generation of residents of Davis Bottom, including architecture of shotgun homes, the history of area schools, churches, and industries, and the legacy of renowned artist Isaac Scott Hathaway, and Living Memories (1950s thru present) See how Davis Bottom remained a strong, safe, diverse and tight-knit neighborhood through remarkable oral history interviews and family photographys generously provided by current and former residents.
1936 ST. THOMAS VIRGIN ISLANDS TRAVELOGUE "IN THE WAKE OF THE BUCKANEERS" 72052b
Support Our Channel : https://www.patreon.com/PeriscopeFilm Created by the Department of the Interior in 1936, "In the Wake of the Buckaneers" is a wonderful travelogue about St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. It shows some of the geographic features of the Virgin Islands and makes geographic inferences concerning this area. The film includes many beautiful scenes including maidens in one-piece swimsuits and the "Drake Seat" -- a bench that looks out on Megan Bay. A 1930s review of this film mentioned that the "sequence involving the mixing of the swizzle (around 9 minutes) may be objectionable but on the whole the film prethe tourists' point of view" -- a reference to the fact that the film was made during the Prohibition era. There is a also a book by the same name as this film by A. Hyatt Verrill, who chartered the ship "Vigilant" for an extended trip "down islands" in early 1920's. The book is a colorful account of the many interesting places visited during this voyage. Saint Thomas is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea and, together with St. John and Water Island, forms a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. Located on the island is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie.The district has a land area of 31.24 square miles (80.9 km2). In 1917, St. Thomas was purchased (along with Saint John and Saint Croix) by the United States for $25 million in gold, as part of a defensive strategy to maintain control over the Caribbean and the Panama Canal during the First World War. The transfer occurred on March 31, 1917, behind Fort Christian before the barracks that now house the Legislature of the U.S Virgin Islands. The baccalaureate service for the transfer was held at the St. Thomas Reformed Church as it was identified as the American church in the Danish West Indies. Percival Wilson Sparks, a U.S. Naval officer, designed the flag that now represents the United States Virgin Islands. Sparks married a local U.S Virgin Island woman, Grace Joseph Sparks; when Sparks' superior, Rear Adm. Summer Ely Wetmore Kitelle, commissioned the design for the flag, P. W. Sparks asked his wife and her sister, Blanche Joseph (later Sasso), to sew the first flag. That flag was used until such time as a factory-produced flag could be acquired. The flag's inspiration came from the U.S. Presidential seal. Sparks decided to have the eagle facing the olive branches (which represented peace) rather than the arrows (which represented the three islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John). (At the request of Emilie Rose Sparks Gray, a daughter of P.W. Sparks and Grace Sparks, so that the family would have clear and undeniable proof, this piece of history was entered into the Congressional Record in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 1986, by the congressional delegate, Ron de Lugo.) Every year Transfer Day is recognized as a holiday, to celebrate the acquisition of the islands by the United States in 1917. U.S. citizenship was granted to the residents in 1927. The U.S. Department of the Interior took over administrative duties in 1931. American forces were based on the island during the Second World War. In 1954, passage of the U.S. Virgin Islands Organic Act officially granted territorial status to the three islands, and allowed for the formation of a local senate with politics dominated by the American Republican and Democratic parties. Full home rule was achieved in 1970. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
MI PUERTO RICO (La Verdadera Historia)
Éste documental expresa el amor más profundo de un pueblo hacia su patria. Ésta es la verdadera historia del pasado, y del presente de todos los puertorriqueños. Nuestra eterna gratitud a Raquel Ortiz y Sharon Simón, y a todas las personas que trabajaron, contribuyeron, y colaboraron para hacer posible esta gran labor de amor. A todos nuestros hermanos puertorriqueños... reciban este gran regalo; el regalo de la verdad a través de detalles históricos que han estado ocultos, y sepultados por mucho tiempo bajo una historia maquillada. Reciban el regalo de nuestra verdadera historia la cual nos dota de una conciencia y percepción clara, y libre de propagandas engañosas. ¡DESPIERTA BORICUA! I am not a hater of the United States; but I am a great lover of my Puerto Rican brethren, the legacy of my ancestors, and my homeland..... PUERTO RICO. No odio a los estadounidenses pero sí amo grandemente a mis hermanos puertorriqueños, el legado de mis ancestros, y a mi PATRIA... PUERTO RICO. ¡CONCIENCIA BORICUA... CONCIENCIA! Jorge Emmanuelli Náter Jorge Emmanuelli Náter & Los Ancestros
Bowling Green's ShakeRag neighborhood | Kentucky Life | KET
The ShakeRag neighborhood in Bowling Green, Kentucky was settled by former slaves, families and soldiers who fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. The district grew steadily as the home of the middle-class and professional African-American community in the early 20th century. The land was donated in 1802 for use as a public square for African American residents. Before the Highway 31 Bypass was built, State Street was part of Dixie Highway. In the days of segregation, the ShakeRag district became a safe refuge for black travelers. The Southern Queen Hotel served black customers who were denied service in white hotels. Today, walking tours of the district features the elaborate Victorian homes as well as the Arts and Crafts-style bungalows. You can see the site of the first public school for African Americans as well as the State Street Baptist Church, home of the city's oldest African-American congregation. The name "ShakeRag" is believed to refer to laundry day, when people would shake the laundry and hang it out to dry.
bottom of page