Category: Family Stories

THE SIXTH GENERATION

DAKOTA ROSE TIGNER . . . A SIXTH GENERATION On December 29, 2020, Little Dakota Rose “made her entrance” to the earth. She became the sixth generation of strong, African American females in the “Ferguson-Smith-Dotson-Tigner generation. Her matriarchal line includes: Lula Bell Dotson, Mavis Oneita Ferguson, Dr. Mamie Smith, Meta Rose Fluker-Yett and Rahjinah Carla…

DR. MAMIE SMITH QUOTES

Dr. Mamie Smith Quotes Dr. Mamie Smith Quotes are thoughts derived from reflective thinking, human hardships and illnesses. They are examples of how God speaks to man in the human experience. Such messages touch the consciousness of mankind through the presence of the Christ. THE CHRIST SPEAKS EVERY CHALLENGE IS A STEP TOWARD CONQUERING THE…

GREENLEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

In the beginning, Greenlee Elementary School was just “Greenlee School.” It was a school for “Negroes” as we were called then, and taught children from first grade to twelfth grade. Books were scare and supplies were non-existent. Black teachers collected information and brought it in to enhance the development of their students. At an early…

THEY TEASED ME

  “They Teased Me!” Think Before Doing It “They teased me!” Most people can say that phrase at some point in life. Teasing can be taken lightly, but it can also be felt deeply. Sometimes so deeply, it causes low self-esteem. At an early age, I was teased and given a nickname that negatively impacted…