Alison Bailey, Bloomington, IL. Yes. I’ve been able to find out who my 3d greatgrandmother is until recently. She was the bastard child of Joseph C. Van Mater, or “Big Joe,” as he was called. The Van Mater family were early settlers in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Big Joe was the largest slave holder north […]
Jessica Thomas Bloomington, IN I guess being biracial gave people the right to refer to me in the same way that they would a dog. I AM NOT AN ANIMAL!
Paul Hursey Bloomington, IL Being a Black man in America is like running through “An American wildfire wearing gasoline drawers”. It is difficult to let your guard down because someone is always chasing you.