12 Days of My Family 2021 – Gus Hatchett

My maternal grandfather, Gus Hatchett, was born on May 25, 1905 in Newport, Arkansas. He was the husband of Ernestine Wright Hatchett. He was also the father of six children. He worked for the Southern Oil Mill as a seed cleaner in Newport. He was a deacon of Morning Star Baptist Church and also a…

Education and My Family – Philander Smith College

One of my favorite TV shows is The Cosby Show. If you have ever watched the show, then you remember that Cliff and Claire attended Hillman College. So did their daughter, Denise, and Cliff’s father, Russell Huxtable. Hillman held many memories for their family and was the subject of the show’s spin-off, A Different World….

AAHGS 2019 Annual Conference – Day 2

I had the honor of attending the 40th AAHGS Conference in Hyattsville, Maryland on October 10-12, 2019.  Although I have been busy, this conference and the people attending have been amazing. I have been able to reconnect with some people that I met at last year’s conference, introduce myself to people that I follow on…

AAHGS 2019 Annual Conference – Day 1

Last week I had the distinct honor and privilege of attending the 40th Annual Conference for the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society held in Hyattsville, Maryland.  This year I was able to attend all three days of the conference.  We actually arrived a day early so we could go to the Smithsonian’s National Museum…