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. 

Slavery History in the South Carolina Low Country

In this audio newsletter I start by giving some brief updates about my project and talking about my recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina – a place that I will definitely return to in upcoming months. I also share an informal, yet extremely informative interview...

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,...
Visiting NMAAHC

Visiting NMAAHC

It’s going to take me a while to decompress from my all too brief visit to the incomparable, heart wrenching, deeply inspiring, and critically important National Museum of African American History and Culture. I raise my hands to my ancestors who endured and overcame...

Ep 66 | Gina Paige: African Ancestry Reunion Trips

Ep 66 | Gina Paige: African Ancestry Reunion Trips

https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/463f6ab2-6642-4815-9c9d-0b4a98d7611f/episodes/f56662ed-b461-46ce-9060-ffc0899ebf93/audio/8850f3ba-9f32-408f-a6bd-6146458dc518/default_tc.mp3 This episode is from the final season of my original travel podcast, The Globetrotter Lounge,...

Ep 63 | Joy Barnett: Solo Black History Road Trips

Ep 63 | Joy Barnett: Solo Black History Road Trips

https://cdn.simplecast.com/audio/463f6ab2-6642-4815-9c9d-0b4a98d7611f/episodes/b47878a3-c2b6-4f38-b403-07e38614d63d/audio/53d23a14-a1a7-4bb2-b3ac-f774e9c47f4e/default_tc.mp3 This episode is from the final season of my original travel podcast, The Globetrotter Lounge,...

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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My audio newsletter delivers occasional sound bites from road, sharing some of what I'm experiencing and learning along the way. It's like an informal mini-podcast sent directly to you.