Month: August 2012

Shiva and Rosh Hashana in Cape Verde?

I have written previously about Jews in Cape Verde and about “Nodjadu” reflecting the Jewish Shiva. Jews have been present in Cape Verde since its first settlement and undoubtedly brought their traditions with them. During the Inquisitions of Spain and Portugal, Jewish families were forced to convert to Christianity or face persecution and sometimes death. Thousands of Jews were burnt alive for refusing to … Read More Shiva and Rosh Hashana in Cape Verde?

Marcelino, A slave escapee from Cape Verde

In the first session held of the 28th Congress of the United States in 1844, on the floor of the US capital, the story was told of a young man named Marcelino who escaped from slavery in Cape Verde after boarding the Barque, Pantheon. Joao Jose Claudio de Lima, a merchant from Rabil, Boa Vista, had his most trusted and skilled slave, Marcelino, tending … Read More Marcelino, A slave escapee from Cape Verde

The Griot's Song

Remembering Our Ancestors One Story At A Time

The Creola Genealogist

Cape Verdean Genealogy and History

My Turn to Talk

A Place for Me to Have My Say

That Oil Mom

a mom's guide to being essentially happy.

Thin spiral notebook

My journal of big words and pretty pictures


fast horses, wild women, Iceland adventures

the Art of Practice

Writing & Parenting: a woman's reflections on the chronic chaos

Tracing Amy: My Ancestral Journey

PRUITT and EDWARDS Families of Clarke County, MS

Exploring the Past

Reading, Thinking, and Blogging about History

Diaspora Hypertext

black femme history and futures

Civil War Emancipation

remembering freedom for the slaves ...

RootStories and More

"Ancestors never die until there is no one to call their names." ~ An African Proverb

You Got Roots?!

Educate. Engage. Advocate.

Archaeology and Material Culture

The material world, broadly defined


Striking Classroom Conversations

The Neighborhood

is under renovation in preparation for our 6th Season

Genealogy Adventures

you never know where your genealogy will take you

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