Tagged Alabama

Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend

In the 1960s the Gee’s Bend Ferry was closed, isolating an African American community. Josh Bean reports that in 1996 the government gave a lot of money to re-open it. As of 2006, it is up and running. When the weather warms up and school is out, we plan to take a trip to ride the …

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Gordon Parks

Last summer, my friends and I took our children to Greensboro, Alabama to see two art exhibitions, “A Changing Nature: Photographs of the South, 1963-2014” from the Do Good Fund and Gordon Parks: The Segregation Portfolio. Greensboro is a small town of about 2,700 people. 60% of which are African American. It was a special …

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