Oral Traditions: Life Lessons

Oral tradition is the way a native people continue to keep their heritage alive.   Whether these stories are told through the eyes of animals or through first person narrative, oral tradition can and will teach us life lessons. While growing up in Mississippi, I was surrounded by this tradition. I would hear the stories of Read More …

The First Black Woman to practice law in Mississippi

Marian Wright attended racially segregated public schools, but excelled academically despite the inadequate opportunities offered to her in those institutions. After graduation Wright attended Spelman College, a prominent institution for black women in Atlanta, Georgia. While at Spelman Wright received scholarships to study abroad that took her to Paris, Switzerland, and the Soviet Union.  With Read More …

OMG! It’s me! Tammy Denease!

Hey everybody! I am finally taking the blogging plunge. I am a storyteller/performing artist. I bring obscure women to life! Please visit my website www.historicalfirsts.org. As I become more familiar with blogging I will post cultural facts and tidbits. I hope you will follow along!