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Thursday, November 03, 2005

15 Years Late for a Funeral

I found the Highlander Folk School grounds in Monteagle yesterday. A kind policeman from the MPD gave me directions. There are several buildings still there but the area was sold off by the government after they took it over in the 60's. It's residential now. I couldn't tell for sure, but I think what used to be the library (where the picture of MLK and Rosa Parks--see previous post--was taken) is now a home.

I wandered over to a cemetery across the street. Among the graves of families who had settled the area was the unassuming tombstone of Myles Horton and his wife Zilphia. When I was driving back to Sewanee I realized that Rosa Park's funeral was taking place as I was standing in the cemetery next to Highlander.