Posted by Liv | Filed under Those Places Thursday
It’s Thanksgiving Day 2012, as well as, “Those Places Thursday” at geneabloggers.com! This blogging prompt gives me a chance to reminiscence about how and where my ancestors lived and to write about “those places” via stories and/or photos. This past Sunday I came upon this wonderful news story on DallasNews.com about Pelham, Texas, a small Freedman community that’s fighting hard to preserve its legacy for future generations. As far as I know, I don’t have any ancestors who lived in Pelham. But I have had ancestors who lived in similar Freedman communities in Texas that no longer exist today. So I’m very thankful that this community’s story is being told and I share it with you on this national day of thanksgiving. Enjoy!