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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Monday, February 13, 2012

Strawberries and Slavery; Murders and Mysteries; This Weds Oxon Hill Library, 7:00 pm Feb 15 2012

Please join me this Weds at the Oxon Hill Library at 7:00 pm when I present a socio=political history of Slavery in Prince George's County framed in the context of strawberries and horticulture at Salubria. Together we shall explore the exploitive system of slavery that permitted the development of this county. We will learn about the creation of modern strawberry varieties and the violence of the system that enabled scientific advancements; talk about the politics of the long ago that are eerily similar to the rancorous partisanship of today; explore political dysfunction. the creation of the public school system and the abolition of slavery in Maryland.

The Past that Colors the Present in Prince George's County, Maryland 

Strawberries and Slavery; Murders and Mysteries
Slavery and Horticulture - A Slice of African American History in Prince George’s County
Lectures by John Peter Thompson
Slavery & Strawberries; Murders & Mysteries
A History of Salubria ~ An Oxon Hill Plantation

6200 Oxon Hill Road,
Oxon Hill, MD 20745;
See map: Google Maps

Time:  Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 7:00pm

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