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Seven Must-See Sites of African Americans Who Served Their Country

Robert Smalls captured the Planter, a Confederate ship during the Civil War, and sailed it past Charleston to the Union Navy.

Memorial Day Weekend is sit aside as a time to honor the men and women who served their country. Not to be overlooked is Arlington National Cemetery, located in Washington. The stone memorial garden is the final resting place to the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice.             Here are important sites of ...

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Barbecue: A Tasty American Classic by Any Name

Barbecue is a summertime all-American favorite.

The unique American style of barbecuing is nearly as synonymous as our Red, White and Blue. Though there is a universal shared love for meats cooked to perfection, Americans often argue that their particular styles of barbecue are the best. As the world’s biggest melting pot, the U.S. is home to many different types of people and cuisine that have ...

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First Derby Party a Smash

Arnold Jackson (left) won the men's competition for the Best Looking Gentleman Dandy

Thank you to all who attended the First Annual Pathfinders Kentucky Derby Party. You really showed up and Showed OUT in your finest Derby regalia. Check out this full-page article in the Philadelphia Tribune.  MORE….…/article_5e555cc7-e1ca-5e9b-afa4       Arnold Jackson (left) won the men’s competition for the Best Looking Gentleman Dandy      

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It’s Kentucky Derby Time!

Arnold Jackson (left) won the men's competition for the Best Looking Gentleman Dandy

Kentucky Derby The Run for the Roses By P.J. Thomas   It’s been called the most exciting two minutes in sports and ranks near the top of the “bucket list” for sports enthusiasts. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg in the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing that includes the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. Though the Belmont Stakes ...

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Get The Pathfinders Guide to Great Reunions


Don’t leave your reunion to chance. Your friends, colleagues and family have traveled far so make this reunion the best one yet.                         Just $5 for Digital Edition with Step-by-Step Instructions Make This Reunion The Best One Ever Learn How to Negotiate with Hotels Choose the Right Accommodations ...

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Ten Black History Sites for Every American

Penn Center Cut Line Photo

February is a time when African Americans celebrate Black history through cultural and educational celebrations. But, the United States is filled with Black historic sites that tell stories of how our nation developed. Here are a just a few Black History sites every American should visit: 1. President’s House – Philadelphia, PA 2. Pullman Porter Museum – Chicago, IL 3. ...

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HAITI: Pearl of the Antilles Rediscovered


By Lesly A. Patterson “Ayiti,” as it was once called by its native people, means “land of mountains.”m Also labeled “Pearl of the Antilles,” Haiti occupies the western one-third of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Its neighbor, the Dominican Republic, makes up the eastern two-thirds. Until recently I had never considered Haiti as a vacation destination because of my perceptions ...

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Disney Cruise Line – It’s Not Just for Children


Dining Aboard Disney By Crystal Perkins “You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” – Walt Disney Vacation time was rapidly approaching and the big decision had to be made. How about a cruise? Why not a Disney Cruise for a unique vacation experience! It was settled. We would cruise on the Disney ...

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An Unbroken Circle – The Gullah Geechee Kinfolk

Actors show the pageantry and royalty of West Africans in Sierra Leone. Credit: Anchor Media Group

One of the devastating effects of slavery in the United States was the loss of culture, language and sense of place, for the Africans held in bondage. It has been estimated that as many as 75% of all enslaved Africans that came to America came in through Beaufort; making the area culturally significant.  From this number, 40% of the newly ...

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Planning a Successful Reunion

A Gardner Reunion 2008

The Basics Though fun, reunion planning is a lot of work. Even those with the best intentions often can become stymied when trying to pull a gathering together. Many who have tried have vowed, “Never again!” While other families and friends seem to hold reunions regularly with seeming ease. What makes one group successful and other just a, “Hot Mess?” ...

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