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R D Hardesty
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Social justice advocate.
Social justice advocate.

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Students are hip to a "school-to-prison pipeline' being fitted out in the nation's whitest city of it's size. (7 mins) #CounselorsNotCops Petition here:
https://www.change.org/p/portland-city-council-counselors-not-cops?recruiter=56014873
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New post up: Amelia (Turner) Leer (1852-1915) took surprising initiative, after winds of change blew havoc through her family of origin.
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Only 12% of young people voted during the last midterm election. This skit oughta make the rounds: I've changed my position since aligning with Will Rogers explaining he didn't vote, because "It only encourages them," (politicians).
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Well-written piece on public conveyance in the Whitest American city of it's size. (PS Our all-White City Council members do not ride mass transit.)
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New post up. Portrait of a livestock breeder's ascent to wealth and property. 'New Forest' still conveys romanticism, as a place of tranquil beauty in family lore.The 'Gay Nineties' dissipated, however; the cautionary tale reveals what can happen in unsettling, economic times (of protective tariffs).
A Race of Extraordinary Goodness
A Race of Extraordinary Goodness
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1983 was a good year for me.
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Develop leadership among people of color, bring a range of voices to the table.
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If you're not part of 'The Neighborhood' with the Public Blogger, you are missing out. You'll not anywhere else hear Nicolae Ceausescu's fate coupled with quote from Ralph Ellison.
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James Estill (1750-1782) was killed in a skirmish with Wyandot warriors less than a year after he drafted this will. It's rewarding to find another researcher interested in this subject. 'Munk,' one of the slaves accounted for, saved the life of my 4x great-grandfather James Berry (1752-1822) following 'Estill's Defeat.' I'm on the hunt for Munk's freedom papers, as it is purported he was the first slave freed in what is now Kentucky.
Will of Captain James Estill 1781
Will of Captain James Estill 1781
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New post up. I'd long wondered who was referenced in Squire Turner's 1845 note to cousin Talton in Missouri. Kindred characters form a tapestry of sorts. They evoke affection and reflection in a turbulent era.
To Write on Ends As Was at Hand
To Write on Ends As Was at Hand
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