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New Stories of Exceptional Women: the Bronx River as oracle

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Celia Cruz

Women’s History Month: If you are not celebrating women every day of the year, as my 92 year old mother would say, “Shame on you”.

Morgan Powell’s post, “New Stories of Exceptional Women: the Bronx River as oracle“, speaks to me with a Bronx accent. Enjoy the read!

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Bronx River Map courtesy Bronx River AllianceEvery day—both during and beyond Women’s History Month—let’s consider our women’s lives.  This article will take you on a journey of New York City’s only freshwater river to the places where many diverse notables have worked.  Sometimes they are sites where national figures have been kept in sacred memory.  This pantheon of Great Americans can enrich our lives today if we have the courage to hear their voices.

Portraits like Diane Sargent’s (shown below text) will illustrate the lands coursed by the Bronx River (map at left courtesy Bronx River Alliance) in New York City as a network of beauty and conscience.

Sargent is known as a force for good at the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality in the 90s and early 2000s.  She served as project director of the Bronx Greenway Plan (1993) consolidating ambitious goals for the expansion of the Bronx’s many large criss-crossing linear parks…

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