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Originally posted by Ladybird0724 Ladybird0724 wrote:

pattigurl, all I could really find about crum was this:

A biography commissioned by Crum in 1893 made no mention of his purported invention.[8] It is possible that Crum's sister, Katie Speck Wicks, either made the first discovery herself or in conjunction with Crum.[9] A contemporary source gives credit to Cary Moon's wife, Harriet, stating that she developed the side dish over time.[10]

Detractors of Crum being the inventor of potato chips claim that, even if those prior to him did not call them potato chips, a sliced potato cooked in hot oil and served sprinkled with salt existed before he first made them. Existing cookbooks from that time contradict the claims that Crum and/or his sister invented potato chips. William Kitchiner's book, The Cook's Oracle, [11] includes a recipe for what could be described as a potato chip, even though the cookbook does not use that term to describe it. N.K.M. Lee's cookbook, The Cook's Own Book,[12] has a recipe that is extremely similar to Kitchiner's.


so i suppose that even if he didn't invent it, he made it popular.


thanks ladybird. I had a feeling there were attempts to undermine his contributions.
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Originally posted by PurpleHaze PurpleHaze wrote:

 
Purps I was completely ignorant of this event.
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Originally posted by pattigurlatl pattigurlatl wrote:

  Purps I was completely ignorant of this event.


I'm Facebook friendsWink with Marsha Warfield. She shares some great info. Got that from her.

 
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I'm callin it quits for today.

In all my life, I always knew that women who had children would be born into slavery.

I just came across a slave narrative of a slave who was actually sold at 3 months old. I never knew this to be a possibility. I guess that is ignorance on my part but everything I had every read, and I read alot, never mentioned infants being sold. Pregnant women yes, actual babies no. So it makes me feel a bit melancholy.

I will return tomorrow with more posts and hope others feel inspired to contribute too.
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Another image of Americana is of the south being deeply segregated in all matters, especially during the Civil War period. In reality, in some matters this wasn't so.

In many parts of the Deep South race mixing was tolerated. In fact "[s]o common was mixing among the elites of both races that it came to be institutionalized in `quadroon balls.'" This was a social event were wealthy white men courted prospective mulatto mistresses(1 ).

Even what would be called consensual sex is jaded by the factor of the master slave relationship, and the blacks place in early America society.

Another aspect that would now be considered rape would be the breeding of slaves(2 ).

Out and out rape occurred to Slaves. One ex slave said about her masters sexual advances and his slave women "Old Bufford--his darkies had chillen by him, and Mammy wouldn't do it; and I've seen him take a paddle with holes in it and beat her, and everywhere it hit it raised a blister; then he would take a switch and break them blisters." (3 ).

After repeatedly being raped by her master, on June 23, 1855, a slave woman named Celia warned her master if he did not stop raping her he would hurt him. On her masters next visit to rape her, Celia took a stick and killed her master. During her trial she argued that though she was a slave she had the right to defend her self. The court rejected this argument(3).

Slave men were powerless to protect their wives as this story indicates. "Then there was old Sam Watkins,--he would ship their husbands (slaves) out of bed and get in with their wives. One man said he stood it as long as he could and one morning he just stood outside, and when he got with his wife he just choked him to death. He said he knew it was death, but it was death anyhow; so he just killed him. They hanged him." (4).

It's even been suggest "that the strongest reason why southerners stick with such tenacity to their 'peculiar institution,' is because licentious white men could not carry out their wicked purposes among the defenseless colored population, as they now do, without being exposed and punished by law if slavery was abolished." (5).

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what I love most about these threads ... is that the struggles, the successes of black people we've never met and mostly never heard of

is not in vain when they inspire us ... this is using the information age to our advantage to repair, heal and rejuvenate black culture in america

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I was mesmerized by Flo Jo

I was really into track then and words can't describe how I felt her about her Hug

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Antron Brown makes history

Updated: November 12, 2012, 8:31 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com



Antron Brown First African-American NHRA Champion
Antron Brown crowned 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Series Top Fuel Champion.Tags: Antron Brown, Racing, Funny Car, Top Fuel

POMONA, Calif. -- Top Fuel driver Antron Brown started Sunday with a losing effort and burned hands. He ended the day as the NHRA Top Fuel champion, the first African-American driver in history to win a major auto racing title.

Brown had to stand and watch the final round with bandages on his hands, knowing his Don Schumacher Racing teammate, seven-time champion Tony Schumacher, would take the title from him if he won the match up with Brandon Bernstein in the Auto Club Finals.

Antron Brown and Jack Beckman pulled through with championships in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively. Emotions on this day were intense, writes Terry Blount. Story

But Bernstein won the final by inches on a holeshot (slower elapsed time but better reaction time at the start) to deny Schumacher and make Brown the champion. Bernstein reached the finish line in 3.76 seconds at 320 miles per hour, edging Schumacher's 3.75 elapsed time at 325 mph.

"You don't wish nothing bad on anybody," Brown said. "Tony has been my biggest supporter since Day 1. He has helped me leaps and bounds along the way. Tony's a class act. I'm just beside myself. I feel so blessed to be in this moment."

Schumacher started the day 70 points behind Brown, but almost pulled off the comeback.

"It's a terrible way to lose, but there's no good way to lose," Schumacher said. "They gave me a great car that got to the end, but the win light didn't come on. I'm sure Antron is back there celebrating. He will be a great champion."

Brown suffered minor burns on his hands when the engine on his dragster caught fire in a first-round loss Sunday at the Auto Club Finals.

"It's just a little first-degree burns on my hands," Brown said after leaving the track care center. "It was tough outing. We were just going for it. I don't know what went wrong with the car yet, just a rough mishap."

Brown quickly climbed out of the car when flames came in the cockpit. His fire suit was singed as he pulled it off to his waist. Brown was walking around on the track before an ambulance took him to the care center.

Brown lost in the opening round to DSR teammate Spencer Massey, who also was trying to win the championship. Massey had to win the opening round to keep his hopes alive. Massey lost in the second round to Bernstein, who is one of Brown's closest friends.

Brown said he would have been able to continue racing with his burns had he won in the first round. He could have clinched the title by winning the first two rounds of Sunday's event.

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Mark J. Rebilas/US PresswireNHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown celebrates with his children after clinching the title at Auto Club Raceway. Brown became the first African American driver in history to win a major auto racing title

"My guys did an incredible job this year," Brown said. "We will keep our heads high. We're still here. We have to see what happens, just watch and sit and wait. That's all we can do."

He watched and he won in the end, making history as the first black champion.

"I never really thought about it that way," Brown said. "But if I can be an inspiration to any kids out there, as a guy who never settled and never doubted myself, that's great."

The NHRA has long been one of the most diverse series in motorsports. Shirley Muldowney was the first woman to earn a license from NHRA to drive a Top Fuel dragster and won three championships, and brothers Cruz and Tony Pedregon, who are of Hispanic descent, both won Funny Car championships.

Earlier this season, Erica Enders became the first woman to win a Pro Stock event, beating four-time champion Greg Anderson in the finals at Route 66 Raceway.

Also Sunday, Jack Beckman claimed the Funny Car world championship when he edged teammate Ron Capps by two points in one of the closest points margins in the history of the category.

Top qualifier Capps lost a close semifinal round to rookie Courtney Force. Beckman was crowned champion before his semifinal against eventual race winner Cruz Pedregon.

Beckman's title gave team owner Don Schumacher both nitro trophies, duplicating his effort from 2005 when his son Tony won Top Fuel and Gary Scelzi took the Funny Car crown.

Beckman, a cancer survivor, came on during the Countdown playoffs and moved into contention with a win at St. Louis. He took the points lead at the event in Reading, Pa. when he set a national performance record and was the No. 1 qualifier.

The major historian of the sport and former drag racing school driving instructor was thrilled with the title.

"You think about this, and you dream about this," said Beckman, a cancer survivor. "It's going to take me a while to wrap my head around this."

Pedregon, Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) joined Bernstein as race winners at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.



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