HW Pick: Life Of William Grimes, The Runaway Slave (book)

williams grimes book finalLife of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave is the first fugitive slave narrative in American history. Because Grimes wrote and published his narrative on his own, without deference to white editors, publishers, or sponsors, his Life has an immediacy, candor, and no-holds-barred realism unparalleled in the famous antebellum slave narratives of the period. Continue Reading →

Lawd: Priest Paid Harlem ‘Sex Master’ From Collection Plate

smpriestA Catholic priest swiped collection-plate donations to pay for drug-fueled sex romps with a heavily muscled S&M “master,” a new lawsuit charges. Continue Reading →