Hannah Jansen Woertman

American Pioneer Chronicles: Colonial Women: the heart, sweat, soul—the foundation of our Nation Why would a twice-widowed 17th century Dutch mother immigrate to the New World? Hannah, widow of Brit turned Netherlander Jan William Woertman, would answer that question;...

Sacrifice in The Maze Runner: A Student’s POV

In the book the Maze Runner, Thomas went through a very long, emotional roller coaster throughout his time in the Glade and the Maze. The theme of Sacrifice was developed in several scenes in the story; when Chuck dove in front of Thomas seeing the knife being thrown...

Lena Brown & Eva Frazier

Lena and Eva are the only two of this generation born after emancipation. Lena was born in the dead of winter 1872 in Red Oak, South Carolina. Lena’s parents had been enslaved by the local Glover landowners. As members of the First Baptist Church, Lena would know Joe...

Embrace (aka Sad Song, Both Wrong)

Saturday morning you walked out my door Hopes and dreams scattered on my floor Holding our future is what I’ll do There will be no me giving up on you Let’s start something beautiful And seal it with a kiss I can hardly wait to hold you And feel your warm embrace How...

Howard A.C. Hensel & Clara M. Updegrove

In the summer of 1858, Andrew Guise Hensel and Catherine Workman Hensel welcomed their fourth son and named him Howard Andrew Carson Hensel, using an atypical four names. Howard’s name celebrated his father and grandfather, both of who were named Andrew. The Carson...

Symble (aka A Smile & A Quote)

The world is open for us to explore An expression of love we so adore There’s something out there for us to share Not like us two, no one can compare How long will you let me love you this way Should you say forever, then forever I’ll stay As time goes by, our days...