Gamechanger: The Life and Writing of Julia Mood Peterkin

Gamechanger: The Life and Writing of Julia Mood Peterkin Presented by Ann-Chadwell Humphries. Julia Peterkin was a white woman who wrote about Gullah people living on her family’s plantation out of a desire to honor and preserve their culture. She was shunned by white Southerners for “betraying her race” but became accepted by Harlem Renaissance … Read more

Who Knew? Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman in South Carolina during The Civil War

Who Knew? Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman in South Carolina during The Civil War Presented by Ann-Chadwell Humphries. In 1863, both women were in South Carolina’s Lowcountry—Barton provided supplies and medical care for Union and Confederate soldiers at the Battle of Fort Waggoner with Massachusetts’s 54th Regiment. Tubman, a formerly enslaved woman, ran reconnaissance and … Read more

Poetry: A Superpower for Our Time

Poetry: A Superpower for Our Time Presented by Ann-Chadwell Humphries. Poetry puts thoughts into words into actions and has a unique ability to be converted into wealth, wealth amassed as confidence, influence, and quality of life. Though timeless, poetry has a distinct cultural relevance in 2021; new voices spring from everywhere—those of various races, genders, … Read more

Why Not Me? The Story Behind Creating and Publishing An Eclipse and a Butcher

Why Not Me? The Story Behind Creating and Publishing An Eclipse and a Butcher Presented by Ann-Chadwell Humphries. Humphries wrote extensively during her career, but as her career progressed, so did retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disorder causing loss of peripheral vision. In 2012, she learned to write poetry in community classes, then graduate poetry classes … Read more

A Poet and the Gift of Blindness

A Poet and the Gift of Blindness Presented by Ann-Chadwell Humphries. Humphries sees with more than her eyes; she perceives with her entire being—signature of a stride, voices as distinct as thumbprints, memory as toned and sleek as an elite athlete, blended with sense of humor and common sense. Ann’s sensory inventory infuses her poetry, … Read more