Archive for February, 2021

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Terrapin Tales

By Casey Hughes and Sara Ludewig

In the coming months the 1856 Project, the University of Maryland’s contribution to the Universities Studying Slavery, will be exploring the role that enslaved individuals played in the founding and early history of our institution. UA staff are supporting this project through archival research. In 2009, students in Dr. Ira Berlin’s HIST429 class published Knowing Our History, an exploration of the University of Maryland’s ties to slavery. One person whose story they highlighted was Adam Francis Plummer. UA staff have begun to compile the biographical details of Plummer’s life, based on the Knowing Our History report and other primary and secondary sources. Adam Plummer’s story provides a glimpse into the dynamics of slavery in Maryland in the 1850s, dynamics we know profoundly shaped both the history and present of Prince George’s County.

Adam Plummer. Photo courtesy of the Anacostia Community Museum

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Whatever Happened to Kwee Wee?

Posted: February 24, 2021 in Uncategorized

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Brian Damage

He was trained at the WCW Power Plant and made his pro debut in 1998. He wrestled for WCW, TNA and in Japan. Today on the blog we ask….’Whatever Happened To’ Kwee Wee?


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Here’s two for Black History Month 2021:

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.

and

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

  • Nelson Mandela

Former President of South Africa

(July 18, 1918-Thursday, December 5, 2013).

Let’s Talk About…Austin Brooks

Posted: February 21, 2021 in Uncategorized

Scottish Wrestling Discussion

In this edition of “Let’s Talk About…” we get the chance to chat to Austin Brooks! A Source Wrestling School Graduate and we cover a load of topics such as what drew him to wrestling, being an LGBT athlete and a whole host of other stuff! If there is anyone you want to have us interview, let us know in the comments section!

Now, on to the interview!!

1. So firstly, tell us what made you make the decision to begin training? What was your first day like? any fun stories?

  • I have been watching wrestling since a young age, and when I watch all I feel is pure joy. So when I learned about a pro wrestling school in Glasgow (Source) I had to go but due to me being 13 I was to young. At this time I stuck with dancing (which I done for 5 years before…

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Lowlife Louie Ramos, Brian Damageand Amerigo Diehl

With so much negativity coming from fans on social media pertaining to pro wrestling…why not try something a bit different? What are your personal top five things you love or loved about pro wrestling? Whether it be a particular wrestler, match or things that made you a fan about the business. Just have fun with it.


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Brian Damage

She was a former beauty pageant contestant who competed in a WWE Diva Search competition. Despite not winning, she was signed to a contract and was involved in a major storyline before getting released. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened to’ Kristal Marshall?


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Brian Damage

He was the son of a legendary wrestling promoter, who decided to follow in the family business. He would become one of the most powerful promoters in all of professional wrestling in the 1980’s. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened To’ Jim Crockett Jr?


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Brian Damage

There is an old saying that goes…‘Never meet your heroes, because they are sure to disappoint you.’ That may or may not be the case, but for the owner of the World Wrestling Federation…Vincent Kennedy McMahon…the saying rang true. Vince was a big boxing fan and why not? His grandfather Jess McMahon was a successful boxing promoter. Some of that blood was still coursing through the veins of the young Vince Jr.


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Brian Damage

2 Cold Scorpio had established himself as a successful wrestler both domestically and internationally. Having wrestled in places like Japan, Mexico and Europe….as well as WCW and ECW….Scorpio was a recognizable name in wrestling. In 1996, 2 Cold Scorpio joined the World Wrestling Federation and was given a completely new identity. An identity that floundered in the United States largest wrestling/sports entertainment company.


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Brian Damage

She was a former professional bodybuilder who became a wrestler. She joined World Championship Wrestling and aligned with Harlem Heat. Today on the blog, we ask…’Whatever Happened To’ Midnight?


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