Why I Blog Under the Name Lily O.

“Why did he use a pseudonym?” “ ‘cause the REAL one wasn’t suitn’ him” I love lilies. The flower, and the name in all of its forms (Lily, Lilly, Lillian, Lillian etc.). You see, my Grandmother’s name was Lily and she was a vibrant storyteller. After she passed, I became slightly obsessed with all things […]

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On Travels, Selma and African-Americans in Film: Part II

In Part I of “On Travels, Selma and African-Americans in Film” I discussed my experience on a Civil Rights Spring Break tour taken in March 2011. In Part II, I discuss the 2015 movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay, and my reaction to it.

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On Travels, Selma and African-Americans in Films: Part I

I have seen the movie Selma twice- first on its opening day in my State and again the following Monday. I have never done this before. In fact, I am known more for walking out of films than I am for enjoying them in theaters. This film touched me on many levels and caused me […]

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