Korean War Vets-Compassionate Soldiers

“I have often thought of the American Soldiers from the 326th Communication Reconnaissance Company who took care of us at the Manassas Manor Orphanage. I wanted to express my gratefulness.”                                                                                     -Eddie Cho, Korean orphan Difficulties in childhood prepared the men sent to Korea in 1950 for hardships. Born…

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Unexpected Artists: The Gee’s Bend Quilters

“We think of inheriting as land or something, not things that people teach you.”                                     -Louisiana Pettway Bendolph, Gee’s Bend Quilt Artist The story of the Gee’s Bend Quilters is a testament to the unexpected. The community of Gee’s Bend became a geographic location in the most unexpected manner. An…

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Quilting with the Art of Gaman

“If we were put there for our protection, why were the guns at the guard towers pointed inward, instead of outward?’                    -Internee at Japanese Camp in the USA during WWII The jostling ride in the van with four grandchildren and a daughter who veers through urban traffic like a…

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