A Mulatto Slave, The Events in the Life of Peter Hunt 1844-1915
Peter Hunt (1844-1915) was an American Mulatto slave,. His parents were a slave owner and a slave, named America. Ironically, Peter and his family were enslaved on a Mississippi plantation in a town named Liberty. After President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves in 1863, the following year, Peter joined the Union Army's newly formed US Colored Troops (USCT), 6th Heavy Artillery, during the Civil War.
Peter Hunt's life is told from oral family history, historical documents, his Army pension papers, and the political, cultural, and economic times before, during, and after slavery in America. In this book, the author used the WPA format, to allow Peter to tell his own story of how he and his family were resourceful, and sometimes devious, in order to survive the hostilities against them, even after they were freed.
This story is an introduction to teens and young adults about the lives of many American families during the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, to the beginning of the 20th century.
The story of Peter Hunt is a "must read" so that many may understand that life isn't always what it appears, or is said to be.
Also available in ebook
2013 UPDATE: DNA PROVES ANCESTRY OF FORMER SLAVE OWNER TO PETER HUNT AND AUTHOR
2014-2015 UPDATE: Book led to the discovery of Peter Hunt's 2x & 3x great grandchildren who had never heard of him!
- Bernice Bennett-National Research at the Archives and Beyond, Blog Talk Radio Interview
- Antoinette Harrell - Nurturing Our Roots Online Radio Interview
Return to the Table (for Older Teens & Adults)
A blunt 3-part play and frightening narration of the many misconceptions and attitudes found in irreverent leadership at a "fictional" church. Brother Christian, Mrs. Christian, and Sister Christian are members under the leadership of Pastor Christian. They are often in competition with one another; however, they consider it ministry.
The focus is on Brother Christian, who is conceited, but thinks it's charisma. He often abuses his wife, Mrs. Christian, both physically and spiritually. One particular Sunday, after quoting Psalm 23:5 "against her," he begins to take a nap, and hazily envisions the Shepherd of Psalm 23 standing right in front of him! Next, he awakens in a dream state and is inside Psalm 23, only to end up trying to fight his way out of a hellish maze. Is he dead or alive?
While reading Return to the Table, you must be careful not to confuse nor mistake him, or his counterpart, Sister Christian, with someone at your church! AS CHARACTERS, over 100 scriptures are hidden in the story, or are the exact opposite of them. Will you be able to identify them all?!
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The Creation Story, Told by the Wise and Majestic Oak Tree, the Genesis Account
A scriptural, yet delightful and humorous rendition of the Biblical account of Creation.
While at a park, brothers, Jeremy and Jordan wait for their friends to play the only thing they care about - baseball. In particular Valerie and Kesha will be there too and they want their praise. Abruptly, a noise from overhead causes them to look up. The branches of the Oak tree loudly slap together, and the Oak tree yells, “Pay Attention!” Jeremy and Jordan are about to learn valuable lessons about Creation, and the true meaning of praise and forgiveness. They also learn amazing things about themselves! Fun Worksheets Included. It's a must read for children of all ages!
Also available in ebook
(A great companion book to The Wise Steward Book, for Children Only!)
The Wise Steward Book - for Children Only!
Having trouble with your children understanding basic money management principles? The Wise Steward Book, for Children Only! is just for that purpose. It is a resource to enhance training children in the principles of wise money management; incorporating Biblical scriptures, universal principles, and corresponding actions. Perfect for students at home, Children's Church, schools, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible Study!
(A great companion book to The Creation Story: Told by the Wise and Majestic Oak Tree)
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Between the sheets of Black and White
Gray and Blue divide
ever spilt the Red life force;
A shared bloodline.
Denise I. Griggs (c) 2010
Our Skin Color Is Our Clothing
"Field Trip to the Zoo" featuring Jan and Denetria - A Story of Diversity
What are the girls up to now? Learning the secret of Diversity in their last adventure, The Great Mysterious Adventure, Jan and Denetria use the field trip to the zoo to share the secret with their class in a special report. Their teacher Miss Marie, and a disobedient student who got lost at the zoo, help Jan and Denetria reveal the secret of Diversity to their classmates.
The Great Mysterious Adventure, featuring Jan and Denetria - A Story of Diversity
Best friends, Jan and Denetria, ages 10, live in San Francisco, CA. They love to collect stuffed animals and read books. Denetria loves mysteries and Jan loves adventures! Rumors are rampant at school about strange noises in Golden Gate Park, near the corners of Fulton and Stanyan streets. Further than they’re allowed to bike, they decide to go on their own Great Mysterious Adventure! They soon discover a clever mystery about diversity in life! How will they get anyone to believe them, and what does the color blue have to do with it?
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