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Issue No. 4
May 15, 2013
Two Sides

Rodney Reynolds Publisher
Ralph Ellison believed "there are two sides to history the written and unwritten", and so do we hence the name of this newsletter. Here we'll attempt to make that second history, that "obscure" history, unwritten no longer.   
 Cooking with Soul! 

In a previous issue of American Legacy we published an excerpt from Carolyn Quick Tillery's cookbook The African-American Heritage Cookbook: Traditional Recipes and Fond Remembrances from Alabama's Renowned Tuskegee Institute (1996). Tillery's cookbook was a loving tribute to the foods and people of Tuskegee, Alabama and Tuskegee Institute. In it she mixed ...
From The Archives
American Legacy, Colgate-Palmolive and Publix employees participate in an in-store event during Black History Month 2006 in Atlanta, GA. The American Legacy/Colgate partnership was coordinated by GCI, Inc. and included POP Displays, Radio, In-Book Coupons and Newspaper Inserts in multiple markets. 

History Keepers

For most of us the name Sleepy Hollow brings forth images from Washington Irving's 1819 legend of the hapless schoolteacher Ichabod Crane, who is chased one night by a terrifying headless horseman and mysteriously disappears, never to be heard from again. But there is another picture of the Dutch enclave Irving lovingly
paints, one of a bucolic place where life moves slowly and tradition holds sway: "I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud," writes Irving early in ...




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The (Back) Story


In 2008 I stood in what was the nursery in a house called Nashville, Tennessee. I say "house," although its former owner John Overton, a judge, banker, planter, the founder of the city of Memphis, and a slave owner-might have objected what he might have considered a puny term. It was a sizable home, built in 1799 and added on to and renovated over the next 120 or so years. Still, as part of a tour of the city, I had already seen Belle Meade, a Greek Revival mansion on what was once a 5,400-acre plantation, and I'd been to the Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, where I literally had to jog to get a look at the...


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In This Issue
Black History Facts
Mary (Eliza) Mahoney, at the age of 20, began working as an untrained, practical nurse. Supplementing her low income she took on janitorial duties at the New England Hospital for Women and Children. On March 3, 1878, Mary Mahoney was accepted into New England Hospital's graduate nursing program. For more info visit Black Past 
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"The preservation of African-American history is our responsibility.
 We must strive everyday to hold our history in trust for the unborn."
Rodney J. Reynolds
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