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An African American Tree Activist Lived in Brooklyn

Mural of Hattie Carthan adjacent to 679 Lafayette Avenue

I wrote a story for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden about environmental activist Hattie Carthan. 

A Southern magnolia, Magnolia grandiflora, still grows in Brooklyn, one of the botanical legacies of African American environmental activist Hattie Carthan. The tree, located at 679 Lafayette Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, was landmarked on May 12, 1970. It had been planted as a seedling, sourced from North Carolina, in 1885.

Read "An African American Tree Activist Lived in Brooklyn" at the BBG blog and share the article!