(Photo) Bedford-Stuyvesant Ecologist, Hattie Carthan

Post originally appeared on @crownheightsseedplanter Instagram page:

History to remember! The Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Hattie Carthan. A resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Mrs. Carthan was among the nation’s first African-American, community-based, ecology activists. Her pioneering efforts brought a variety of “green” programs to her neighborhood during the early emergence of the grassroots and environmental education movements

#BelikeHattie #BrooklynLove @visitblackhistory @historybeforeus #steward #thepowerofplantaseed

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