Speaking & Teaching

Jul. 23, 2021

Journeying through the Mississippi Narrative of The Federal Writer's Project Our Enslaved Ancestors. Today, we read the recollections of the 96-year-old former slave John Cameron. Ancestor Cameron was enslaved for 25 plus years and that experience warped his mind about the evilness of those who held him in bondage. Or, John Cameron told a false tale to the interviewer because he didn't trust the government. You decide.

Jul. 21, 2021

Father Charles Coates’s recollections are so vivid about the level of physical violence our ancestors received during slavery it’s disturbing. I continue my journey through the The Federal Writer’s Project with my reading from the Florida Slave Narrative.

Jul. 20, 2021

The Federal Writer's Project
Florida Slave Narratives
Neil Coker
The Story Of Bellamy Road

Jul. 19, 2021

Listen as I read the remarkable recollection of Arthur Gregston, who for four years lead nearly 300 to freedom across the Ohio River from Kentucky to Ohio. He was a conductor on the underground railway.

Jul. 18, 2021

These are 119 titled e-books that I have read on The Blackman’s Read Aloud Hour over the past 61 months from cover to cover. The purpose of my program is four-fold, first is to illuminate the issue of black illiteracy that permeates our black communities, second is to use the read aloud format to share the historical journey of Americans of African Descent, third is to hopefully encourage members of our community to begin reading as a tool to gain knowledge, and fourth and most important develop communities of universally black strategic readers.