Centenary of the Death of A.B.C. Merriman-Labor

A.B.C. Merriman-LaborFreetown, Sierra Leone, circa 1904 One hundred years ago today, July 14, 1909, A.B.C. Merriman-Labor died of tuberculosis in the Lambeth Workhouse Infirmary, age 41. The building still stands in South London. I remember the haunting day my husband...

Historically Speaking–A.B.C. Merriman-Labor

So, have you been wanting to know a little bit more about A.B.C. Merriman-Labor and An African in Imperial London? Curious to learn a few tidbits that didn’t make it into the book? Or perhaps stories about what it was like to research the life of an African man...

Brit(ish) in Imperial London

October is Black History Month in the U.K. A time to reflect on the role people of African descent have played in the making of a great nation. But it is also time to consider the struggles of black people. If my research on A.B.C. Merriman-Labor has taught me...

Merriman-Labor in Montana–First Stop Billings

One month ago, I wondered what Montanans would think of the story of A.B.C.Merriman-Labor. After travelling nearly 800 miles, I have my answer. They loved it. Montana officially met A.B.C. Merriman-Labor at official U.S. launch party for the book at the Billings...