Are you #TeamBTW (Booker T. Washington) or #TeamWEB (W. E. B. Du Bois)? For many key figures of Black garden history, there were two degrees of separation between their careers and these iconic men of America. We will delve into their complicated relationship and discuss their influence on the legends of American horticulture.
Abra Lee is a storyteller, horticulturist, and author of the forthcoming book “Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers and Growers.” She has spent a whole lot of time in the dirt as a municipal arborist and airport landscape manager. Her work has been featured in publications including The New York Times and Veranda Magazine. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University College of Agriculture and an alumna of the Longwood Gardens Society of Fellows, as a global network of public horticulture professionals.
This event is free following admission into the Garden.
August 18, 6 p.m. ET
Location: Mershon Hall