2013-03-17 • Colored Negro African American
alt: hello Seventies, how are ya & where is everyone?
Seventies: hi alt I have no idea..
alt: you got the OGN pdf I sent?
Seventies: by e-mail?
Seventies: let me check. . . How are you doing?? On other topics, I was watching the rape case on TV this AM... tragic Hello Selma! How are you?
alt: I just finished watching C-Span and the guy who collects photos of USCT's, he has 2 books out on his collections
Selma: Good Sunday morning folks..
alt: hello Ms Selma
Seventies: OMG I have almost 4000 msgs in my inbox! lol
alt: okay, remind me NOT to send you anything by email LOL
Selma: and I thought I was bad with almost 2,000
Seventies: lol Its been a while since I've checked this account alt.. lol use my email@example.com e-mail address. I check that a few times a week. wow. Got the message!
alt: okay Seventies Selma, did you enjoy Bennie's program on Bernice's show?
Seventies: Is Selma there?
alt: guess not, she must be on the phone, making a samich, or sumpin LOL
Seventies: lol I guess... lol
alt: a question for you Seventies.
Selma: yes..I am here..
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
Seventies: Hi AYWalton
Selma: and yes I enjoyed Bennie's program Good afternoon AY
AYWalton: Howdy alt, Mizz Selma, Soulchile! How is everyone today? I hope everyone is doing well.
Seventies: pretty good. How are you?
AYWalton: doing fine. I see that AAHGS has extended their deadline to submit to speak for the conference in Nashville! Does alt have a new name?
, Negro, or Black alt: Oops, got cut off in mid sentence
AYWalton: Negro, or Black alt
Seventies: oops... lol
AYWalton: and what's up with that comma in the fron, , Negro, or Black alt? (fron = front)
Seventies: what was your question alt?
, Negro, or Black alt: I was asking about younger folks not liking the terms colored, Negro an/or black and was asking Seventies how she felt about them
AYWalton: a hush fell over the crowd. Don't all of you folks talk at the same time, now. wassup alt in your part of the world
Seventies: well, they are somewhat ambiguous. But I can only speak for myself.
, Negro, or Black alt: just hanging in there and getting read for Spring AYWalton
AYWalton: I agree with that about Spring. Can't wait for warmer weather to get here. who just signed on? I heard the welcome message. Let me go check.
Seventies: hello karoshi8
AYWalton: hello karoshi8
, Negro, or Black alt: my thought on the terms... I'm old enough to remember when all of them were "in vogue".... to simply ignore or deny them is to ignore or deny thatpart of my history.
karoshi8: Hello everyone!
Seventies: I remember when my grandmother would refer to herself as colored.
karoshi8: My family has always used colored.
AYWalton: I think we were colored up to the late 50s, then became Negro, and by the 70s we turned black. But I am not sure what people said in the 40s and 30s.
Seventies: My issue with it primarily is that its not what we decided to call ourselves. Which is why I am comfortable with African American
AYWalton: and depending on my mood---I can be selective on which term I use.
alt: I was in the late 30's & all of the 40's when we were "colored" or "Negro"
Selma: Ah La James Brown...I am black and proud
AYWalton: So they were both used at that time?
Selma: I think so AY..Colored and Negro
alt: in my recollection AYWalton
AYWalton: I guess that's true---I know that even in some city directories from that time, one will see the "c" behind some names. Also newspaper articles also referred to as John Smith, colored, especially if there was a crime committed.
Seventies: Being black and African-American is what I know.. I noticed that too AYWalton
alt: right Selma, James Brown made "Black" popular.... prior to that you might of had a fight on your hands if you called someone Black.
Seventies: That's absolutely sad. . .
alt: sad, but true Seventies
Seventies: Now the attitude in some cases is just the same.... just different name calling.
AYWalton: Of course I admit to using the term Negro if my mood or reaction warrants it to make a point.
alt: and in my younger days a male person of color was almost never referred to as a "Man", almost always it was "Boy" regardless of age.
AYWalton: How many us have said to someone, "Negro, puleeze"?
alt: and woman of color were "Gals"
AYWalton: (my typing is terrible today.) but men when they speak as comrades to each other call each other man. And women lovingly call each other gurrrrlllll....
alt: did I say hello karoshi8? if not, hello LOL
AYWalton: I still do when with a good friend.
karoshi8: Hello alt.
AYWalton: If I am comfortable that long drawn out gurrrrrllllllll comes out.
karoshi8: Just listening to the conversation.
AYWalton: so what are folks working on genealogically these days? I have some blogs to update that I am behind on. and materials for Samford that I have to prepare.
alt: Today, I'm ready to whup me some a&& when I hear a white person speak of a colored gal, or colored boy LOL
AYWalton: I hear ya alt.
Seventies: alt, I hear that from time to time. And I have to walk away.
Selma: So alt how did we get into the Colored, Negro, Black, Afro American, African American discussion
alt: with smoke coming out of your ears Seventies LOL LOL some things I mentioned from reading of the younger folks and their impressions Selma
Seventies: Last summer I had to walk away from a 'slaves had it good' conversation... I was at the court house. lol If I had said something, I would've had a case...
alt: moving on
karoshi8: alt are you going to the thing in Cincinnati at the end of the month?
alt: the end of April ..25-27 April OGS Conf //// yes, I hope to attend.
karoshi8: Oh, I thought it was this month. Never mind! I was going to go.
Selma: Looks like a great line up alt
alt: unless you are speaking of another event karoshi8
karoshi8: No, I don't think so.
alt: I think so Selma
Selma: OGS conference draws a lot of folks
karoshi8: The Pickaway County AA Hertiage Association is having a dinner at the beginning of April that I want to go to. Honoring Adams, Haithcock, Lett, Redman, and Tibbs families.
alt: I've been to OGS for the last 9 years and they are doing a tremendousmjog of focusing on AA genealogy & research. oh, that sounds wonderful karoshi8
Seventies: Aren't those lines your wife's and yours alt?
alt: tremendous job
karoshi8: I figured I would come up to Ohio at the end of March to catch the OGS thing and then go to that. Never mind! I can't imagine willingly staying in Ohio for close to a month.
Selma: Lett's..trying to remember who else researches that surname
alt: Seventies not direct lines Seventies ... a different set of Adams and the others are collateral lines many in our "circle" research the Lett lines Selma
Seventies: ok I recall Irita mentioning the Letts
Selma: Ok maybe it was Irita
alt: yep Seventies
karoshi8: Letts are big. I just connected my Kentucky Penman's to a Lett family.
alt: in KY karoshi8?
karoshi8: Yup. Very strange find.
alt: Robert Lett from CA is from the KY Lett's.
karoshi8: I'll have to look, but I think my Penman went up to Ohio and found the Muskingum county Letts. I think.
alt: a name from the past...anyone hear anything from John"jt" Logan? that sounds reasonable karoshi8
Selma: From Philly?
alt: yep Selma
Selma: Been a long time
alt: sure has been
Selma: What about forgetting his name (my bad) was always in lunchbunch chat..lives in CA
Selma: Yes...still miss him
alt: AYW mentioned Samford... are you going again this year Selma?
karoshi8: Have a good day everyone. I'm going to try and be productive. Wish me luck!
Selma: Time for me to run folks.. Have a great day
alt: me too, laters