Mickey Ellinger thinks a lot about place, the displaced and the displacers. Her journalism tends to focus on the voices of those less heard from.
She and Scott Braley worked with Allensworth elder Mrs. Alice Royal to create Allensworth the Freedom Colony, a history of California’s first town created, financed and governed entirely by African Americans in the early 20th century. Although the book is out of print at Heyday, we still have a handful of copies.
We wrote a 24-page booklet on Native people and the settlement of California for the National Park Service, available here, also published as a special section of the Fall 2008 issue of News from Native California, available here.
And there’s some plain old travelog: Cuba, the Southwest of the U.S.
And a handful of poems, kid stories, and random musings.
Other things: Scott Braley Photography; the Bay Area Community Land Trust, dedicated to affordable co-op housing in the East Bay; and the archive of documents of Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, which was my political home for many years.