October 19, 2012 - 12:42pm
Author Judith C. Owens-Lalude tells the story of her great-grandfather with her
Re-telling the haunting true story of her great-grandfather’s life in slavery, author Judith C. Owens-Lalude brings her novel, ‘The Long Walk: From Slavery to Freedom’, to Carmichael’s Bookstore this Sunday, October 21st at 4pm.
I have a collection of pipes that sits in my kitchen windowsill.  There are six of them there, balanced on their smooth, wooden noses in a stand; another three perched for display on bookshelves.  I like these pipes very much.  The curve fits so neatly against the fingers, swaddled...
October 17, 2012 - 3:57pm
In the days before the Civil War ended in 1865, a main track of the Underground Railroad ran through Louisville, where a substantial community of slaves who had won their freedom, along with sympathetic whites, helped Southern fugitives find Northern freedom.
 At dusk on a brutally hot September evening, I’m standing on the banks of the Ohio River at the point where 36th Street would run into the river, if not for the floodwall that separates this stretch of the Louisville Riverwalk from Portland. Cottonwoods tower overhead, some with...