Slave Voices, Pie Lessons, and a Woman With a Hatchet
Saturday News Digest, V1/E13
(A little note in case you didn’t notice: I’m changing the title to Saturday’s special newsletter from News Scraps to the more aptly descriptive title, News Digest.)
Table of Contents:
The Voices of Juneteenth
The Pie Watch
On the Cookbook Illustrations Front
This Week’s Book Club Quote
The Voices of Juneteenth A continuous dialog with the past
I can’t do more justice to Juneteenth than to present these video and audio interviews.
The Vox video is a powerful presentation of what Juneteenth means and accompanies an interview with Karlos Hill, a professor of African and African-American studies at the University of Oklahoma. The second is a recorded interview from the Library of Congress’s slave narrative collection. In it, Charlie Smith of Bartow, Florida, talks about being born in Africa, shipped to America, bought for a Texan plantation, and freed after the Civil War. The audio is of poor quality and sometimes Smith is hard to hear. Use earphones or crank up the volume and be patient as you listen to his story.
The Pie Watch The Pie Cottage is up and running