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Little Known Black History Fact: The Fearn Plantation

Little known black history fact!

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Fearn Plantation in Danville, Virginia was the last capital of the Confederacy. Thomas Fearn purchased the land in 1783 from William Wynn, both of whom were founders of Danville, Virginia. On the land is a historic cemetery where a tombstone still reads “Fearn’s Burying Ground.” A single chimney and artifacts of a slave house still inhabit the grounds at Fearn, including the graves at the cemetery.

The Fearn Plantation was home to thousands of slaves who took care of the 1,200 acres of land. Through their servitude, the slaves of Fearn were key in building the booming tobacco market of Virginia. The site has been added to the Remembering Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom Project through the College of William and Mary and the Martin Luther King Memorial Commission of the Virginia General Assembly.

Although the plantation is family history to many Virginia blacks, the city is…

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Family of Life

When I hear the word family, a few other words comes to my mind as well. Crazy, dysfunctional, drama, insane, fake and phony. But when I look back at all the memories and good times I’ve shared with these “dysfunctional” people I realize there are several other words that defines us. Caring, smart, educated, backbone and of course love. I know I would never choose a different group of people to call my own. Each person in my family are just as in any others in you all families. We have the one who talks a lot of crap, the one who thinks they’re better than any other, the show off💸💳💰,the dramatic ones😱, the ones who eat and leave🏃🍲, the smelly one, the one with the bad attitude, the one with the hard headed and “fast” kids and of course the ones who tells nothing but lies. We notice these issues, but we learn to accept them and still show them love, no matter what. If you have any issues with your people, let it go. A family bond should be tighter and stronger than any other issues you all have. As we all know, life is short, don’t waste your time competing, arguing or envying one another. Just think that could’ve been your sister or cousin being hit by a 🔫stray bullet. It could have been your mom in a car accident 🚑or your auntie with cancer. It could have been anyone of your family members that God took away, but he didn’t. He gave all of us more time to stop the drama and let it go. So from me to you, embrace those that you love and let them know how you feel. As many has said before me, “tomorrow isn’t promised… to any of us.”

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