2022 Gamble Family Reunion in South Carolina

At the beginning of August, my biological uncle Robert and I attended the 2022 Gamble family reunion, held in Charleston, South Carolina. Black Gamble descendants have been meeting annually since the 1970s, in different places around the country. 

Honoring the U.S. Colored Troops

This Memorial Day I'm thinking about a group of heroic soldiers from deep in our country's history. Nearly 180,000 free Black men and escaped slaves served in the Union Army during the Civil War. They joined what was officially called the United States Colored Troops,...

The White Spot

When my adoptive father attended UVA's medical school from 1957-1961, Charlottesville was segregated. He wasn't allowed to eat in restaurants or go to movie theaters. He wasn't allowed to visit Monticello, US President (and UVA founder) Thomas Jefferson's home....
Lisette Austin
2022 Gamble Family Reunion in South Carolina

2022 Gamble Family Reunion in South Carolina

Be sure to check out the photo gallery at the end of this post.... At the beginning of August, my biological uncle Robert and I attended the 2022 Gamble family reunion, held in Charleston, South Carolina. Black Gamble descendants have been meeting annually since the...

Honoring the U.S. Colored Troops

Honoring the U.S. Colored Troops

This Memorial Day I'm thinking about a group of heroic soldiers from deep in our country's history. Nearly 180,000 free Black men and escaped slaves served in the Union Army during the Civil War. They joined what was officially called the United States Colored Troops,...

The White Spot

The White Spot

When my adoptive father attended UVA's medical school from 1957-1961, Charlottesville was segregated. He wasn't allowed to eat in restaurants or go to movie theaters. He wasn't allowed to visit Monticello, US President (and UVA founder) Thomas Jefferson's home....

Ep 61 | Mickela Mallozzi: Dance & DNA Travel

Ep 61 | Mickela Mallozzi: Dance & DNA Travel

https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/463f6ab2-6642-4815-9c9d-0b4a98d7611f/episodes/df4ad29c-d559-4c10-8569-4475b236cbcc/audio/43dae4ee-869b-4bee-acc7-d0eee7fec934/default_tc.mp3 This episode is from the final season of my original travel podcast, The Globetrotter Lounge,...

Ep 57 | Solo Episode: Traveling My Roots

Ep 57 | Solo Episode: Traveling My Roots

https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/463f6ab2-6642-4815-9c9d-0b4a98d7611f/episodes/92ad8148-e319-45e4-b478-03efac82aff0/audio/e956cbc4-0e88-4564-a358-d5ee0bb2b4a7/default_tc.mp3 This episode is from the final season of my original travel podcast, The Globetrotter Lounge,...

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