Voices of Rosewood: Poems from the Woodlawn Project
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Rosewood Home for Women was established in 1935 in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, by a joint grant from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Public Works Association … Read More
Rosewood Home for Women was established in 1935 in Thibodeaux, Louisiana, by a joint grant from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Public Works Association and the Louisiana State Health Commission. Consisting of a large main building and two dormitories, Rosewood is situated on three sunny acres and boasts a large garden that the patients have planted themselves. The facility includes a fully-equipped gymnasium and a well-stocked library. Rosewood offers classes in everything from pottery to poetry, strongly believing in the power of art to heal. This collection of work represents women who might not have a voice if it was not for The Woodlawn Project. Each of these women (or their families, in the case of the deceased) has contributed her words and her story to this book so that the world will know the difference that The Woodlawn Project has made in her life. Compiled and edited by Miss Woodlawn herself, this collection lends both touching and startling insight into the lives of a demographic that is so often ignored. Read Less
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