April 14, 2015

Lexington, MA. April, 2009

The Museum of Our National Heritage contains any number of fascinating items, from early flags and clocks to colonial tools and items of clothing. On our visit there several years ago, my friend Eileen and I happened across a photo exhibit that featured this portrait of anarchist Emma Goldman. (For the Hollywood-inclined among you, you may recall Maureen Stapleton's portrayal of her in the film 'Reds.' And for those of you with a sweet tooth, you might like to know that she once owned an ice-cream parlor in Worcester, MA.) Goldman was deported, even though she was an American citizen, because of her activities...and because of some political maneuvering that remains questionable even today. You can learn more about her here. (Are you familiar with WWJD?, the Christian teen anagram to help faith-based adolescents make choices -- What Would Jesus Do? -- in a variety of challenging situations? My activist friend Michael instead asks WWEGD?)

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  1. You didn't tell me Georgie Jessel was in "Red." WWEGD?