Meeting John Hope Franklin

On Saturday Michaela and I headed up Rt. 20 from Charlottesville to attend a reunion of descendants of James Madison’s slave population at Montpelier.  The highlight of the visit was […]

“Southern History” by Natasha Trethewey

This morning I picked up Natasha Trethewey’s Pulitzer-Prize winning book of poems titled Native Guard Poems.  It’s a very short book, but there is a great deal to ponder.  Here […]