Saturday, October 13

Finished reading Quakertown. Not great, but it was plenty good enough reading for a Saturday afternoon and evening on the couch with husband, baby, and football. It's a novel based on the true story of an African-American neighborhood in Denton, Texas (called Quakertown, it's thought, because of the role Quakers played in resettling freed slaves during Reconstruction). All the land was bought by the city in 1922, and the residents resettled on some land a mile or so outside of town, and their homes and businesses replaced by a city park. For an article on the history of Quakertown, go here.


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