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A Country Rag, Inc. ~ Site Credits
"Our lives are filled with simple joys and blessings without end/ And one of the greatest joys in life is to have a friend." -- unattributed
Graphic: Native Cross
"As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, people should be judged by the content of their character, not by their ability to impress each other with the physical dominance that comes with winning a fight...." -- Don't Stereotype Me, by Abigail Wendell in The Urban News--Gateway to the Multicultural Community, October 2007, Asheville NC
".... our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.... It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." -- The Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1863
Regional note: When the State of Tennessee seceded in 1861, East Tennessee remained a stronghold of Union sentiment. The Emancipator (one year earlier called the Manumission Intelligencer), the first abolishonist periodical in the nation, was published monthly from Jonesborough by Elihu Embree beginning in 1820.Graphic: War Monster by John Charles, Kingsport TN, 6x12, mixed media (sold)
ACR Publisher/CEO: Jeannette Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org
Editors Emeritus: Carolyn Moore, email@example.com; Karol Cooper (Caroline Freedom Ross)
ACR, Inc.'s website has been honored notably as one of the best in the world, and the one best representative of Appalachia, by historically prestigious Encyclopdia Britannica (and is the only one remaining created originally and developed technically by a woman -- and disabled "senior citizen," American or otherwise) and by numerous other national sources of high repute. Initially a locally to internationally popular home-based and market-successful commercial advertising/consulting-supported small business, it is now one of the twenty percent of national non-profit organizations operationally owned by women. ACRInc's support staff and Board Members are all humanely outstanding and multiply-accomplished "in their own right." Although ACRInc is structurally all-women, it has had and continues to have active support and assistive involvement of splendid men internationally. Thank God, and them.--jH, 3/14. Jonesborough TN
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Corporate officers of ACR, Inc. are: President & CEO/Chairperson -- Jeannette Harris; Vice President -- Dr. Gwendoline Y. Fortune; Vice President Emeritus -- Carolyn Moore; Acting Vice President -- Judy Lowenstein; Secretary -- Molinda Ellis; Members of the Board of Directors -- Molinda Ellis(OH), Dr. Gwendoline Fortune(IL), Margaret Gregg(IL), Brenda Gerlach(CN), Judy Lowenstein(MA), Therese Pearson(NH), Lindy Gail Steiner(ME), Jeanne Tedder(NY), Emma G. Thieben(VT), and Kimberly Upton (KY).
(For more details, see Biographies)
Homey note: By most recent will ACRInc (Harris estate) properties are legated for archival preservation/presentation to New England's NYHS with friends of old John and Robert Darnton as Trustee Administrators (see Eleanor's Kitchen) -- jH, 7/18/2016
Vernal update, May 2015: ACRInc is in the process of refocusing its personnel and promotional/educational resources on the states of the northern reach of the Appalachian range to celebrate its 20th anniversary online for Easter 2016 within the native region of its founding creator/CEO. All Officers and Board Members may be contacted for ACRInc-related business through [lastname]@acountryrag.org .
With a continuing "thank you" to the hardily awesome Dr. Jonathan David Farley, we are also grateful especially for the steady assistance and support of "The Good Vibes Lady" and ACR, Inc.'s "Angel Investors."
Employer Identification Number: 75-3256917
Effective date of Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee ["Storytelling Capitol of the World"] incorporation and Federal/State 501(c)(3) status: October 31, 2007
Mission/operation statement, as governmentally-approved/accepted: To encourage contemporary arts and tourism in Appalachia(the Mountain Empire), with special emphasis on the endeavors of women and minorities.
"....they [men] are...creatures among whose instinctual endowments is to be reckoned a powerful share of aggressiveness. As a result, their neighbour is for them not only a potential helper or sexual object, but also someone who tempts them to satisfy their aggressiveness on him, to exploit his capacity for work without compensation, to use him sexually without his consent, to seize his possessions, to humiliate him, to cause him pain, to torture and kill him." -- Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents, quoted in The Enemy Outside, Masculinity Studies and Feminist Theory, edited by Judith Kegan GardinerUnless noted otherwise, the site's text and graphics are copyrighted to A Country Rag, Inc. and/or Jeannette Harris. Individual prose, poetry and graphics are copyrighted to the artists credited. All rights reserved.
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"Let's mine the great depths of the imagination, which is a God-given gift, rather than depend on some poor, innocent soul to provide fodder." -- Jan Karon, quote in WNC Magazine, Mountain Living in Western North Carolina, November/December 2007, Asheville, NC.
Wildflowers trained on light
The beast holds your ticker,
splay in mud
Sufficient unto this day is turpidity --
to mark its eyeless way.
Graphic: Organ, sculpture by Robert Kuhn
“The future of the world is eclecticism, and it’s either you join us, or we swallow you."
-- Jamaican Musician and Presidential Candidate Wyclef Jean to British magazine Blues & Soul, Jon Pareles in From Musical Unity To The Political Kind, New York Times 8/6/10
Video above: Shakira and Wyclef Jean performing "Hips Don't Lie" at the World Cup
Original material © A Country Rag, Inc. and/or Jeannette Harris, Jonesborough, TN, April 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. All rights reserved.
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