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Sing for Your Life

Twenty-five years of striving for the goals of the MusicLink Foundation prepared me for a riveting book, Sing for Your Life: a Story of Race, …

Women’s Equality

Top on my list of places to see in a short visit to Northern Virginia was the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in …

Summer of Love

Last Sunday Lilli and I visited an exhibit at the DeYoung Museum that focused on the phenomenon San Francisco experienced in 1967. …

The Everglades

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas lived a long, productive life. In her thirties and forties she wrote short stories for The Saturday Evening Post. …

Fine Days in Carolina

“Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,” goes the song made famous by Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, …

Wayne Smith’s 100th

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Steve’s father, Wayne W. Smith, Jr. He was born in Rogers, Texas, just …

The Pentagon

The Pentagon, a History: the Untold Story of the Wartime Race to Build the Pentagon–and to Restore It Sixty Years Later, by Steve …

Patrols Visit DC

Having lived in the Washington DC area from 1968 – 2015, I have prepared this guide for forty 5th-grade safety patrols from …

Piano for Patrols

Crosspointe Elementary School is just four minutes away from our home in Boynton Beach. It’s a Title 1 school, where over 90% of …

African American Museum

Last month, I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, a place I had wanted to see …