What Did Old Savannah Do With the Black Orphans? - Trisha Sugarek's Blog

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Bloggers PhotoAuthor, playwright, and poet, Trisha Sugarek has been writing for four decades.
She has enjoyed a thirty year career in theatre as an actor and director. Originally from Seattle, she has worked in theatres from coast to coast and her plays have been produced across this country and abroad.

She expanded her body of work, as a playwright, to include seven novels, two books of poetry, a group of children’s books and forty five stage plays. Her newest project is a murder mystery series: The World of Murder.
Available in paperback, e-Books and Audio books.

A few years ago Trisha traveled to Argentina to teach master classes on writing at a University outside of Cordoba. Her host professors are writing a book on learning English through action, using parts of Trisha’s writing.

Her web site is dedicated to the art of writing. Her blog appears two or three times a week and offers advice, encouragement and support to other writers.
Trisha’s plays and books can be found on her web site at: www.writeratplay.com Trisha lives in Savannah, Georgia with her two golden retrievers, Rocky and Gus and her cat, Fiona.

Points of interest:

In March 2014 her stage play “Emma and the Lost Unicorn” was produced at the Villagers Playhouse in Somerset, NJ.

In June 2014, Moezart Productions in Phoenix, AZ will produce her children’s play, “Stanley, the Stalwart Dragon”.



What Did Old Savannah Do With the Black Orphans?


Blog Posted:2/10/2018 8:16:00 AM

it was the owners’ story that I want to share.  (Excerpt~in honor of Black History Month)

Courtesy of sonofthesouth.net

Courtesy of sonofthesouth.net

Dick and Sue bought the working farm and farm house in 1975.  Back then, common in those days, the kitchen was outside on a porch so that it wouldn’t add to the summer heat within the house.  The house was approximately 1,000 sq. feet compared to its 5,000 sq. ft. now.

Part of the sale was that the new owners must care for a middle-aged black man; the grandson of slaves, for the remainder of his life.  That in itself was remarkable but they agreed.
Parker Bell was illiterate, didn’t know how old he was, didn’t know his mother or father’s name.  He was raised on a ‘brown farm‘.  At first I found little history referring to a ‘brown farm’ but had heard that this is where young children (orphans) were housed after the civil war and into the early 1900’s.  I wondered if the name was an acronym in reference to John Brown, the abolitionist?.....Read more: http://www.writeratplay.com/2018/02/08/lost-on-a-back-road-nostalgia-part-7/

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