He jumped down from the tree, bare feet crunching on the dense bed of jungle foliage, his young hands gripping freshly-picked fruit. He darted deeper through the deep green layers of trees to find water - a part of his morning routine. For a child growing up in the rural countryside of Trinidad, thi
December 26, 1872, the day after Christmas - the weather in Norfolk was bitter cold, with sleet and a gale-force wind. Aboard USS Powhatan, a sidewheel steamer commissioned in 1852, it was particularly unpleasant, with a wet, slippery deck, and a dangerous pitch.
Lagos, Nigeria, 1994: A father entrusts his beloved 15-year-old son to a close friend, knowing it will probably be years before they meet again, if ever. He will miss Sheu (pronounced SHEE-YOO), his son, but knows the opportunities that await in America are limitless. He takes Sheu by the shoulders,