Posts in Appreciation Category


February 1st, 2017
Posted by carijayy

As we all may have seen on the news these past few days that Emmett Till’s accuser Carolyn Bryant came forward about what really happened in Mississippi on August 28th 1955.


For the start of Black History Month, I want to focus on the story of Emmett Till. This story is very familiar to me. In 7th grade I created my history fair project on the lynching of Emmett Till. I was so moved by what happened; I forgot that I was doing a project. I ended up going down state in Springfield with my project. This really sparked my interest for OUR history.

Emmett Louis Till was a 14 year old boy from Chicago, Illinois. He was known to be charismatic and the center of attention. His mother, Mamie Till was native to [....]

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Appreciation | Feat. Jupiter Hammon x Phillis Wheatley

December 1st, 2016
Posted by carijayy

Hi my loves!


We’ve made it to the end of the year! I cannot believe the year has flown by this fast. My birthday is also coming up so that’s always a plus!

I’ve been reflecting over the year and how this year has been for me and it’s truly been a blessing. I have learned and grown so much and I have gained a new level of appreciation for the trials and triumphs I’ve experienced this year alone.

I’m extremely appreciative of everyone who has told me they learned something from my specials focusing on African American history. I want to end the year in the same pattern and focus on two figures in our history that I’m appreciative of.

Jupiter Hammon and Phillis Wheatley are two of the very first African American [....]

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