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Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie

The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie: On the trail of phantom women who changed American music and then vanished without a trace.  By John Jeremiah Sullivan. The New York Times Magazine, April 13, 2014. 

Motherless Child Blues, Elvie Thomas, YouTube

Last Kind Words, Geeshie Wiley, YouTube


100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

When Affirmative Action Was White


Alexander Lucius Twilight

    , The Root, May 19, 2014.



Chestnut Funeral Home Centennial

Chestnut Historical Marker Unveiled, Gainesville Sun, March 30, 2014.

Film, historical marker celebrate Chestnut business.  By Aida Mallard.  The Guardian (Gainesville Sun), March 19, 2014.



Study Digs Into African American Use Of Twitter And Technology.  By Stacey  A. Anderson.  Blackvoices, Huffington Post, January 6, 2014.

A Year of Race Advice: Mixed Kids, Miley and ‘My Ghetto Name’.  By Jenee Desmond-Harris.  The Root, December 31, 2013.


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