Digital painting from photo by Gopan Nair, Miss Beautiful Eyes (2015)

The Great Pause Week 53: Shirley’s Story

Solomon James said, with tears in his eyes “I don’t know who’s the first to put the chains on her, but I’m glad to know I was the last to take them off.”

Mary Helen Blanchard, an educator with over 30 years teaching and writing experience, would often take her 3 children and classroom students to visit the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo in Monroe, Louisiana. There they would visit the…

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