In Honor Of Black History Month 2015 Henry Binga Dismond college track star, poet and pioneering physician is born on December 27, 1891 in Richmond, VA to Dr. Samuel H. Dismond and wife Jessie Cornelia Binga. His father, a highly … Continue reading
He’s No Longer Forgotten Detroit Negro League Star William Binga’s legacy gets a boost Click the photo above to check out an Hour Detroit Magazine online article about my Binga ancestor, written by Ryan Whirty. Many thanks to Ryan for … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
The Grand August Carnival and Negro Exposition is created by the Chicago Colored Businessmen’s Association and heralded as, “The Greatest Triumph for the Race in the Annals of Chicago History.” The executive committee includes Robert S. Abbott publisher of the Chicago Defender, … Continue reading
The Binga’s & Cotillier’s Was Virginia The Mother Of Slavery View more presentations from Stratalum My Binga ancestors are thought to have been originally enslaved in Virginia. In the book, “Migrants Against Slavery: Virginians and the Nation” it states: “Mrs. Binga had escaped … Continue reading
By: Robin Grant | The Winsor Star 12/20/11 AMHERSTBURG, Ont. — A piece of Amherstburg’s history is sinking. The small Amherstburg First Baptist Church on George Street, built by former slaves in 1849, has been out of commission since Nov. … Continue reading
Last week (October 19–October 21) The Detroit River Project and University of Detroit/Mercy (UDM) co-sponsored the International Underground Railroad Conference, Celebrating the River at Midnight | The Fluid Frontier: Slavery, War, Freedom and the Underground Railroad. The conference was held to commemorate the 10th anniversary … Continue reading
Below are newspaper headlines involving my 3rd great-grandmother Adelphia Binga and her alleged brother John H. Thomas. The first article, “A Sister’s Devotion” (7.23.1896) tells of Adelphia’s efforts to obtain a pardon for Mr. Thomas from a life sentence on a double murder charge. The article outlines the case and how … Continue reading
Geraldyn Hodges is born July 29, 1894 in Chicago, IL and by birth a socialite. “Not quite so long ago there was born in Chicago a bright eyed, brown girl-child. The joy of her coming, however, was dimmed by sorrow; for … Continue reading
“Wonders by Women” is an article published in the St. Paul, MN Daily Globe on 2/10/1889, featuring my 3rd great-grandmother Mrs. Adelphia Binga. This is a comprehensive article, where she speaks freely about many aspects of her life. It’s written for the reader’s entertainment, … Continue reading
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