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#MyrtleMondays: Stansberry Pie

Premeditated Myrtle is coming your way, along with Cook’s famous Stansberry Pie, October 6, but you can get a head start with this authentic original recipe, below! Cook’s Christian name was Harriet Stansberry, although I’d never heard her called anything but Cook. I was six years old before I even realized she had another name…. Read more »

#MyrtleMondays: Talking to Victorian Britain about Racial Violence in America

Americans are talking about lynching, while overseas, people are protesting in solidarity for what’s happening in the United States. We’re seeing this today, in 2020—but this was also the case in the late 19th century, when anti-lynching activist Ida Wells went on her lecture tour of England and Ireland.