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George T. Downing (December 30, 1819 – July 21, 1903)
Family Wealth, History

George T. Downing (December 30, 1819 – July 21, 1903)

George T. Downing (December 30, 1819 – July 21, 1903) was born in New York City. His father Thomas was born in 1791 in Chincoteague, Virginia, to parents who had been freed from slavery when their master, John Downing, a prominent planter, converted to Methodism. The couple took his surname and were also Methodists.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The local Methodist congregation named their meeting house in Oak Hill after Downing because of his acts. Downing hired Thomas' parents to serve as caretakers at the meeting house, and provided a tutor for Thomas. Thomas grew up learning about refined tastes from guests hosted by John Downing at his own house, near the land his parents were given,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀George Downing was an abolitionist and activist for African-American civil rights while building a successful...
The Black ‘Community’ versus Upwardly Mobile People Who Happen to be Black
Family Life, Mindset

The Black ‘Community’ versus Upwardly Mobile People Who Happen to be Black

By The.Pinnacle.Housewife As my family continues to move up in life, and our reality becomes more distant from the black collective's, we are realizing (if not already experiencing) that we are paying a great price. A price that most black folks don’t want to pay for the sake of staying with “their kind”. Here are some prices I’m seeing that your elevated black family will pay; and if you’ve been here long enough with me, you’ve personally witnessed at least one of these prices to be true. 1.) The black collective will ostracize you. “You’re acting white.” “You’re still a ni**a in their (white man’s) eyes”. Or they will call you other derogatory names to try to demean you, put you back in “your place”. If you’re not poor, a victim and scared of the big white man like them, you...