Monday, May 11, 2009

roadside flowers

roadside flowers, originally uploaded by ujima.

May 11 On this date we mark the birth of Thomas Chester in 1834, in Harrisburg, PA. He was an African-American lawyer and editor. After the American Emancipation Proclamation, Chester assisted in recruiting Black troops in his home state and traveled abroad, giving pro-union speeches and raising money for the Freedmen’s Bureau. It was during this time that he studied law and was admitted to the bar. Read more of his story @

Walking home from the chiro, picking weeds growing along the sides of the road to bring home.

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