(Book Review) Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

What a lovely, lovely, important book. Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement by Janet Dewart Bell includes interviews with nine black women about their work in the Civil Rights Movement, often emphasizing their focus on their intersectional experiences of race, gender, and class. In Lighting the Fires of Freedom, Bell has … Continue reading

Visiting the Unsinkable Molly Brown House

Last Saturday, when I was in Colorado visiting Julio, I got to visit the Molly Brown House at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue in Denver. When I was little, I watched The Unsinkable Molly Brown innumerable times. At two, I knew the chorus to “Belly Up to the Bar Boys.” Dad was so proud. My first babydoll … Continue reading