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Get Serious About Learning Read & Study in 2020
Ms. Teresa R. Kemp
Author of the book:
" Keeper of the Fire:
An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka"
(Companion Guide Book for Keeper of the Fire Clasess.)
May 25th 7:30 am Pacific Time FREE On-Line Event
Click Here to Register for One Africa/USA Day 2020
"Unveiling Slavery Together Presentations"
Click on the book to purchase your copy today!
Co-Author of book:
"Jamel's Deep Sea Adventure "
(Fun Science Activity Book for ages 4 -13)
Co-Author of book:
" Jordyn's Ethiopian Adventure"
Co-Author of book:
" All About Feelings"
"The Self Discovery of Danielle R. Hutton".
We have chosen Education as a
Bridge to Understanding
Join Me As I
"Keep Our Show on the Road"
SC Wild's Heritage Center of Plantation Quilts
Formerly Located In the Historic 108-yr.-old
McCormick Train Depot
We are moving everything ON-Line
History & Crafting Classes
Hands-On Home Activities:
Soap * Doll * Candy * Arts & Crafts
Adult $10.00 * Youth $5.00
Veterans & Senior $4.00 *
VBS - Take our Bible Challenge
ON-LINE 2020 CLASSES & EXHIBITIONS:
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transition during this challenging time.
Keeper of the Fire Class Levels:
Youth to Heritage Professionals.
For Custom Classes for Organizations or Home School groups please
E-Mail : trkemp@PlantationQuilts.com
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Cl ick Here Kid's Place Page wth all our
Youth Authors and their books
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Visit My Research Blog:
Thank You for you support.
I provide hands-on experiences for teaching skills, interpretation, preservation & stabilization of African (East & West) artifacts/textiles, plantation era techniques done in American quilts by 5 generations of my family
I teach recognition of overlooked skills, beliefs, faiths, customs & stories that need to be saved while providing a safe environment for dialogue.
This book is a students, researcher, historians, teachers & geneaologist dream.
KOF contains one of the largest on-line listing of 33 countries of international museums, databases and archives by country. It covers religion, slavery, art, and wars!
Don't let the name fool you
we are more than quilts!
Visit our UGRR Quilt Code Blog
for an on-line Indigo sample of Genealogy Resources, African & Slavery sources in Museums,
Libraries & Archives in 33 countries,
American Revolutionary War & Civil War Information
With awareness of over 200 African customs, skills and knowledge of culture that disappeared from colonized Nigeria but were passed down 5 generations in America to me,
I am documenting the information.
My DNA takes me from Ethiopia, Sudan, Central to West Africa which is why I did research in Nigeria & Ghana to be sure the information is accurate that we teach in America.
Then the other side of the family comes from Europe, Middle Eastern to Native American to me.
I teach delayed gratification & reconciliation skills using my family’s diverse legacy of civil service.
I have 187 years of collected artifacts and textiles, documented history to preserve and teach skills that are vanishing. See our Museum Page
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Dates & Places:
"Keeper of the Fire:
An Igbo Metalsmith From Awka",
I research inter-generational experiences of
slavery worldwide and
fight Modern Human Trafficking.
My benefit –
I was accomplish our Family MISSION
I can't change my ancestor being taken from
Africa but I can provide assistance for Africa's relief.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO
CONTRIBUTED, BOTH LARGE OR SMALL!
I'm going again with the
ASA World Medical Mission Trip to Nigeria
I am working on June 2019 Trip
Dr. N. Anakwenze and teams
will go to 7 towns in 7 days and
did free examinations and the pharmacist dispensed free medications and eyeglasses to over 8,000 people.
The eyeglasses were distributed
following exams also.
***** Thank you to Nana Aduemmire,
Chief Ernest Nkrumah
& the Columbus, OH
Ghanaian Fante Association
for receiving me so warmly & agreeing to assist me in preparation to be Enstooled as Nana Adadzewa 1st, Akwankyire
Mankessim Traditional Area
Central Region Ghana Africa.
I facilitate dialogues between international
patrons at our exhibits, on issues of race, ethics, slavery, and international cooperation throughout history of religions, individuals and organizations united to facilitate freedoms of the oppressed. (My family patriarch could “keep the proceeds of his labors for his own benefit” though slaves in America)
I am an advocate for quality inclusive
education for at-risk populations of youth, vets, seniors &
physically challenged populations by teaching arts & crafts,
sharing our exhibit of diverse experiences of working with our community to successfully
survive wars, slavery, segregation, discrimination
& natural disasters for 5 generations. The youth must develop a love for safeguarding and preserving cultural heritage.
Teach the importance of the Golden Rule:
"Do unto others as you would have others
do unto you."
I f you missed the interview Click my photo or below!
Click on Mrs. Teresa Kemp's Photo below to join in her
On-line 2 part "American Civil War History" Interview & Discussion:
I want to hear your views!
Click the link below for a download of our
Plan tationquilts 2018/2019 Brochure
will be added soon.
Chattanooga Quilt Show was great!
"UGRR Quilts -
Keeper of the Fire Exhibit"
At Tennessee Temple University's Lee Roberson Student Center
For Other " UGRR Secrets of the Quilts Exhibit"
Dates & Highlights of our Pr ograms
See News & Events Page & Traveling Exhibit
********** I AM STILL A BRIDGE BUILDER!
When my late parents,
Dr. Howard & Mrs. Serena Wilson attended the Worldwide Organization of Women's
(WOW) Conference in 2004
We heard the plight of the villagers living near Eze Riv er in Ozubulu A nambra State, Nigeria. Our family pledged the money from our book sales and gave it to WOW.
WOW raised $35,000.00, partnered with Dr. Stong, a retired architech, who went to Nigeria, designed and supervised the effort. The villagers that live in the area contributed 30 men & women workers for 60 days.
Watch and Be Blessed!
God Hears & Answers Prayer
150 tons of excavation; 175 tons of concrete; 47 tons of timber; and 6 tons of steel pipe was what it took to build the Eze River bridge in the Anambra state village of Ozubulu.
I can't wait to see what grows from the financial seeds planted this year.
He made his transition Rest in Peace
His Royal Highness Eze Nri,
Eze Obidiegwu Onyesoh
KEEPER OF THE FIRE: An Igbo Metal Smith from Awka Exhibit"
For more photos and Events
Visit our News & Events Page.
Did you know?
Abolitionist of all races and faiths were
working w orldwide to assist the workers of Underground Railroad in America!
Some of their names we will never know.
Levi Coffin at age 65 traveled to England in 1864 to raise money
among the European Quakers for the "contraband", (newly freed former enslaved people) who needed
food, clothing, medical supplies, sheltar and books for education.
He raised $100,000.00 in one year !
T here were more than 38 different "Methods of Escape" on the American UGRR
Native American people were abolitionist slaves & slave owners in America
Scottish & Irish people were enslaved and slave owners in North America
Bulgaria had slavery over 500 years,
Poland had slavery over 1,300 years below ground in salt mines!
See Our RESEARCH PAGE For More Information
We also assist researchers & Students!
Congrats to Emma Baumgardner !
Iowa 6th grader, who won her Elementary School & City's History Fair She went on to Des Moines, Iowa to compete as the youngest competitor in the State's Natiional History Competion!
She is on to her Success !
Visit our Research Page!
I have 8 American Revolutionary War Patriot family members
160 Confederate & 58 Union family members over 1,073 documents about them and their service
I add more of the 1,000 CSA documents weekly.
12 WWI family members honored by France & US
See Our MILITARY HISTORY PAGE
The Family Place Page is now open it is in the
drop down menu from the About Us page!
Call & Plan to have your
Family Reunion Information
Documented in our SCWHC Archives McCormick, SC at the
Make Plans to Join Us &
Participate in July 18th, 2018!
click here for Info
We Love our family and we are looking for you!
Descendants of the 9 Children of David Richardson Strother's of
Rockhill Plantation in Edgefield, SC that were born in GA between 1840 - 1870.
I FOUND DAVID RICHARDSON STROTHER'S HOME &
HIS GREAT GRAND MOTHER JOYCE CULPEPPER SHEPPARD'S GRAVE SITES
Children of Christopher Strother born in California
They Contacted Me! Found my late Uncle's children
We pray for you, your love ones, needs and safety daily.
Abrams (Abrahms), Adamms, (Adams), Adkins, Andersons, Austins Avery's, Bacons, Bakers, Balls, Barns, Barnes, Battles, Beesons, Belchers, Bells, Berry, Bigbys, Black s, Blairs, Blockers, Bormans, Boorams, Brunsons, Browns, Bulls, Burtons, Busseys, Caldwells, Cambell, Carters, Clarke, Coleman, Collins, Culpeppers, Davis, Dents, Devards, DeVores, Dews, Dunns, Edwards, Eichelbergers, Evans, Farmers, Farrows (Pharrors , Pharow, Phannow, Farro ), Forsakers, Frenchs, Fullers, Gaffney, Gandys, Gertjegerdes, Gibsons, Gilcrest, Gilchrest, Gordons, Gordys, Greene, Guerard, Hamptons, Ha ndcocks, Hendersons, Higgins, Hoffendall, Hollinsworths, Holmes, Hogar, Hortons, Howards, Issoms, Jacksons, Jeffersons, Jenkins, Johnsons, Jones, Joyces, Justice, Kelly, Kemps, Kennerley, Lake, Larrys, Lawler, Lenox,, Jones, Leverett, Littles, Marlins, Martins, Marshalls, Martins, Means, McDaniels, Means, Mitchells, Mobleys, Moores, Nesbit, Nicholsons, Myricks , Ou tzs, Palmores, Parkers, Peacocks, Perrys, Pixleys (Picksely, Pixly, Pixsley), Popes, Porter, Powel, Powells, Pratts, Myricks, Reeds, Richardsons, Ricks, Riddle, Robinsons, Russ, Savages, Scoggins, Shepards, Simpkins, Slydells, Smiley's, Smiths, Stanleys, Strother, (Struders, Struthers, Stroders ), Sullivans, Tates, Tallifero, Talliferro, Taylors, Terrys, Thomas, Thornton, Thompsons, Tigners, Torry,Valle, Wash, Washington's, Watkins, Websters, Whatleys, Wheeleer, Wiedmans, Witchers, Whitehunts, Whitehurst, Williams, Wilson, Witcher, Woods, Yelder, Zieglers
From today's research: I would like to welcome the following Families I added them above to the the Allied Families based on personal testimony, bible records, wills, marriage records:
New Allied Families : Adams, Bacon, Baker, Berry, Beeson, Blocker, Cambel, Franklins, French, Forsakers, Gibson, Guerard, Gibbs, Higgins, Hoffendall, Jones, Kemp, Kennerley, Jacksons, Justice, Lake, Lawler, Leverett, McDaniel, Nicholson, Pixley, Pope, Porter, Powel, Reed, Ricks, Riddle, Robinsons, Savage, Slydale, Scoggins, Sheppard, Talliferro, Thorntons, Tigner, Watkins, Webster, Ziegler.
Visit our Family Page for more information
We Separated our
Stop Human Trafficking Info see the new links so much more!
Our Human Trafficking Newsletter
is just about ready!
For more information on UGRR Quilt Code Presentations Times & Locations
Visit our News & Events & Traveling Exhibit Pages
For a Speaker Bio
click on our About Us page
For a download of our Plantationquilts Brochure
March Exhibit 2018
8 Ge nerati ons of Women Who Didn't Quit!
"We were those who did not draw back ...."
More documents, records & historic photos shared with you of ou r African , Europe an , Gullah Geechee, Native American & Appalachian Roots
"The Water Spirit Omambala brought us here. The Water Spirit Omambala will carry us home."
(Orimiri Omambala bu anyi bia. Orimiri Omambala ka anyi ga ejina.)
– Ancient Igbo Hymn
ABOUT The IGBO VILLAGE
The Igbo village in Staunton, Virginia is a tangible recognition of the contribution of the Igbo victims of the Atlantic slave trade to the development of Virginia and the greater American frontier culture.
Enslaved Igbo men, women and children who traveled by force from many specific locations in the hinterland of Igboland to North America, helped to build what is now known as the United States. A great majority of those who came to Vi...See More
_________________________________________________________ The Revamped On-line Museum Pagenow has my old commerical th at gives you a window I added more photos to the past
UGRR Quilt Code Exhibit at
Underg round in Atlanta, GA
For Milddle Schoolers to Professionals
Our Research Place is up, we are beefing it up daily!
For Pre K-9th Graders
Visit the ne w pages: Age appropriate games, PBS Kids, National Geographic Kids, National Park Service Web Ranger virtual trips worldwide educational links Kids Place
More wills, documents, records & historic photos shared with you of ou r African , Europe an , Gullah Geechee
Native American & Appalachian Roots
Visit wmstrother.org to discover
more about my European Heritage William Strother the first immigrant in
America from my family
You can see how I know so
much about our famil y
Finally .... Freedom Sounds Newsletter
(Note: This newsletter is large and may take a while to download) n-line Our o ne wsletter fthoes or who love history & our family
Check out the M emorial Milestones & Find out where w e will be next on the News & Events Page
We are still adding to the pages to restore it to the robustness of the former sight.
Military History Page
"371st Colored Troops Coming Together Reunion"
Columbia, SC for more information
Contact Sonya Hodges at
We are adding the Civil War Veterans & more r evolutionary war information daily so keep checking back!
You can see how I know so much about our famil y
Family Death Record (on left) a list of my paternal & grea t grandfather William McDaniel's sisters & brother s (on right) all born in the 1800's below.
(Written by him)
FAMILY DNA PROJECTS & William Strother Society (Click on the link above)
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