A Mississippi Connection to Titanic

Note: This story first appeared on "A Sense of Place", the collections blog for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. I wrote it as part of a series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking. Just about everyone knows the story of the Titanic, the large, luxurious ocean liner that sank in the early … Continue reading A Mississippi Connection to Titanic

The Senator, The Socialite, and Their Bratty Son

The Senator and the Socialite: The True Story of America’s First Black Dynasty by Lawrence Otis Graham Published June 27, 2006 by Harper The Senator and the Socialite is the true story of Blanche K. Bruce, a Mississippian who was the first elected black senator to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate. In … Continue reading The Senator, The Socialite, and Their Bratty Son