Sunday’s Obituary – Miss Sarah O. Bough, 1931

For this blogging prompt: I selected an ancestor who was on the threshold of adulthood, as well as a freshman entering Hampton Institute in Virginia. In my mind, Sarah experienced the feelings of arrival and gratefulness before her life was cut short. Portsmouth VA- September 25 1931 -  Miss Sarah Otella Bough, 18 year old …

Those Thursday Places – 74 West 126th Street, Harlem, NYC

Transfiguration Lutheran Church in Harlem is my feature for Those Thursday Places. This place behind the red doors was the link for those who came through Ellis Island from the Virgin Islands, to what was considered New York’s new immigrants that is, West Indians. Transfiguration Lutheran Church was considered the Way Mark for Virgin Islanders …