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Southern Hospitality

Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2006.

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On one of their first nights in Atlanta, facilitators Jonah Engle and Nadja Middleton were treated to a guided tour of the city and dinner by Spelman and Morehouse (and StoryCorps) graduates Kay and Eric Hill. Like a number of graduates form those historic Black colleges, Kay and Eric decided to settle in a city that has been dubbed the country’s Black Mecca.

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The second week, Rene Lindsay and Wanda Jackson of WABE brought bags full of Southern cookin’ to the booth: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas, cornbread, corn, and apple pie. Thank you for your hospitality WABE!

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Michael Black is a research scientist with a passion for marine biology, a passion he shared recently with Jonah and Nadja. He gave them a guided tour of the new Georgia Aquarium and shared a number of interesting facts like: clown fish change sex on occasion, Japanese spider crabs can grow to the size of a car, and the aquarium’s biggest tank holds 6.2 million gallons of water!


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