EX-SLAVE MARY FIELDS FELT AT HOME IN MONTANA, WHETHER WORKING IN A CONVENT OR MANAGING A MAIL ROUTE. A Black gun-totin' female in the American wild west. She was six feet tall; heavy; tough; short-tempered; two-fisted; powerful; and packed a pair of six-shooters and an eight or ten-gauge shotgun. A legend in her own time, she was also known as STAGECOACH MARY.
Mary Fields was born as a slave in Tennessee during the administration of Andrew Jackson -- a feisty sort with whom she shared driving ambition, audacity, and a penchant for physical altercation on a regular basis. She smoked rather bad homemade cigars.
Well after the Civil War loosened things up, as a free woman in 1884, having made her way to Cascade County (west central Montana) in search of improved sustenance and adventure, she took a job with the Ursuline nuns at their mission in the city of Cascade -- such as it was. (Cascade that is, not the job, although it was not much to speak of either.) Called St. Peter Mission, the nuns' simple frontier facility was relatively well funded, if remote, and the nuns did a thriving business converting heathen savages, and other disgusting customers, to the true path of salvation -- although not salvation from the white men. . . continue reading>>
In American society, we often forget about the people who do the so-called “little things.” When I was born, there was a man who delivered milk to my community. Every week, you have to put your home’s trash out for the garbage man to collect it on your community’s designated day. You also have to make sure you check your mail everyday because the post man delivers much needed items to your residence. . . continue reading>>
Hannah's Law is a 2012 Hallmark Movie Channel TV movie. The movie stars Cameron Bancroft, Sara Canning, and Julian Black Antelope.
The film is centered around the character, Hannah Beaumont (Sara Canning). The film begins in 1866 Abilene, Texas. The opening scene shows Hannah's parents and young brother being killed by the McMurphy gang. Later in the film, Hannah is a grown woman and a bounty hunter. She has taken an interest in finding the McMurphy gang members who brutally murdered her parents. Unlike Hannah's fellow bounty hunter competitors, Hannah likes to bring the people she captures in alive so they can face justice. . . continue reading>>
Kimberly Elise as Stagecoach Mary . . .
"Stagecoach Mary carries a shotgun on her back, a rifle on her waist, and all these bullets," Elise told OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith. "It took like three people to dress me every day - to put all of this ammo on, all of this gear, and her boots, and her vest, and her trench, and if I had to go to the bathroom I felt so bad, 'I was like oh you guys have to undress me again.'"
The actress, a 45-year-old native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is also known for her roles in the 2002 film "John Q," which also starred Denzel Washington as her husband, the 2005 romantic comedy "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and the 2010 ensemble drama "For Colored Girls." The actress said she enjoyed playing more of a hardcore character in "Hannah's Law." . . . continue reading>>
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