Archive for May, 2009
An amazing exhibition consisting of over 5,000 books by Alicia Martin in Cordoba.
not really. i’m not very fond of birds.
i like these pictures though.
I used to, and by that I mean before yesterday, think that I would love to live in Tennessee. I admit that this belief had a lot to do with my love and admiration for one Amy Grant. I know that nothing can come between me and my Amy, but Tennessee I’m rethinking.
Jack in the Box settles claim on behalf of worker
Associated Press – May 20, 2009 11:15 AM ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Fast-food chain Jack in the Box has settled a lawsuit filed by federal officials on behalf of a worker at a Nashville restaurant for $20,000.
The Tennessean reported Frances Griffith, a white hostess, said she was subjected to repeated “obscene racial epithets” by African-American co-workers and that one told her she should kill her unborn baby because it was of mixed race.
The lawsuit by the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission stated Griffith called a company ethics hot line last April, after which the chain investigated and fired one employee for making racial remarks.
The claim stated the harassment continued and the company did not respond to her further complaints.
In a statement Tuesday, Jack in the Box said the company doesn’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
I don’t think of Jack in the Box as having a hostess, but I’ve never actually been to one. I also don’t suddenly hate Tennessee because crap like this can happen anywhere.
I have been searching and searching for more information on this. I can’t find anything! I’ve also been looking for information and photographs of the Mary Loiselle. Again, nothing. On MemphisHistory.org I found another account of Marcus Winchester’s life that does not mention the ban on persons of mixed-race and questions the “accusation” that his wife was indeed a Negro.
He married Mary Loiselle of New Orleans somewhere around 1823. Mary was said to be a woman of color, but in this context it is hard to say what that meant. Many slaves by this time looked white. In any case the idea that she was a Negro hurt Winchester’s reputation and contributed to a number of business reversals that were to follow him to his grave.
Marcus acted as an agent for the proprietors and opened the first store. He was one of the first five members of the Quarterly Court and was elected register in 1820. When Memphis was incorporated in 1826, Winchester became the first mayor. He operated a ferry and served as postmaster until 1849, although his loyalty to the Jacksonians came under question when he supported Davy Crockett for Congress.
Because of his marriage and the deep rifts occurring along race lines leading up to the Civil War, Winchester’s career declined. A whispering campaign by members of the Murrell Clan alienated Winchester from the community. Ultimately Winchester moved his family to a home a few miles outside the city.
The idea that she was a Negro… That says a lot.
I searched through the guide to the Winchester family papers on TN.gov. I find it “interesting” that in all of the correspondence listed for Marcus, there is no mention of a wedding or a wife or children. One can glean that he was in New Orleans around the time he is said to have married. There is also a later request for a deed for a “lot south of town of Memphis” which gives credence to the town’s ban of mixed race people.
I am so curious about this.
Come on, California!!!