Priceless photo of enslaved Selina Gray who was the head housekeeper for Confederate General Robert E. Lee. She is credited with defending Arlington House during the Civil War and thereby saving treasured heirlooms belonging to George Washington.
The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce
Viciously beaten by her aristocrat husband. Thrown out of her home. Banned from seeing her own children. Caroline Norton paid a terrible price for an unwise marriage. Yet her courage in daring to seek a divorce 150 years ago unleashed a social revolution that was to change Britain for better... and for worse
Although only those among us with true kitchen ambition could ever enjoyably tackle a recipe from Julia Childs seminal Mastering the Art of French Cooking, she made us feel like we could. And that was the best thing about her. Child was the first real celebrity cook, the perfect amalgam of Americas budding love for both TV and food. She was a big, rangy Smith girl with a sense of humor and a precise but never fussy approach in the kitchen. She made a point of calling out poseurs, faddists…
Phillis Wheatley was born in Senegal around 1753. At the age of 8, she was kidnapped and brought to Boston on a slave ship. Her owners, John and Susanna Wheatley of Boston, named her Phillis and taught her to read and write. "The Wheatleys supported her education and relieved her of her household duties when they recognized her literary talent"