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Archive: April 2018 (2 Posts)

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Food from the Forest: Some Native Fruit and Nut Trees

Posted by: Stephanie Hall

The last Friday in April is celebrated as National Arbor Day.  The history of Arbor Day is profoundly connected with Americans’ relationships to trees over many generations. When European settlers first landed on the shores of eastern North America they encountered a landscape that is difficult for modern Americans to imagine. Familiar trees such as …

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Marian Anderson’s Spirituals

Posted by: Stephanie Hall

When I was a child, in about 1960, I remember two of my father’s cousins getting into an animated discussion about Marian Anderson and the time they resigned from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Although I was not old enough to understand the event they were talking about, it made a strong impression. …