I’m a descendant of the Underground Railroad (UGRR). My cousin, Dr. Barbara Hughes-Smith conducted interviews with many UGRR descendants and African-American history researchers regarding our self-emancipated ancestors. My interview focused on Barbara’s 3rd great grand-uncle Anthony Binga Sr. In 1836, he escaped slavery with Barbara’s 3rd great grandfather, my 3rd great grandfather, several other Binga family members and a few others from Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky.
My interview is included with a body of other UGRR information on the new website, “The Struggle Against Slavery.” I’m very excited to attend this upcoming event and to see the premier of the new website at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
I’m so honored to have been asked by Barbara to represent our family in this very important educational project. Many thanks to Barbara and everyone involved in bringing this large and complex undertaking to fruition.
NOTE: The above photo on the right is of the original Gen. James Taylor plantation/house where Anthony Binga’s immediate family was enslaved and very near there where the group embarked upon a 6 day journey to Canada and freedom. The photo on the left is of Anthony Binga Sr.
In Honor of Black History Month 2012 | Virginia Slavery (A brief article about my ancestors Anthony Binga Sr. and Thomas B. Cotillier)
Ribs & Ragtime in Amherstburg Ontario (A trip to the annual Juneteenth celebration in Amherstburg)
Amherstburg First Baptist Church (A Windsor Star article including a description of the church established by my ancestor Anthony Binga Sr.)
Binga Row | Detroit Style Tenements (An article about the property owned by my 3rd great grandparents William W. and Adelphia Powers Binga.