Ode on an Antebellum Urn by JoyEllen Freeman
Maybe it takes a sick-minded person to see images of slavery and immediately think: “beauty.” Then I suppose I’m just sick. Kara Walker’s artwork entitled “Slavery! Slavery!” uses black cut-outs to depict the culture of southern slavery in the United States, and somehow, all that I can see is beauty. Walker’s art is realistic and raw, down to the smoking chimneys of the slave shacks, the Spanish...
My Story by JoyEllen Freeman
I’ve always felt a gaping hole in my identity due to my lack of family records and hence, lack of family history. Now, I’m sure that many people would not agree with putting the words “record” and “history” in a synonymous context. I think that my wording is valid, however, because Merriam-Webster defines history as “a continuous, typically chronological, record of important or public...