Audience members asked many questions about the environmental issues on Lake Apopka and the work and living conditions experienced by the farmworkers. The Blue Quilt was a backdrop to their talk and presentation. Betty Dubose demonstrated how to use the orange picking sack and what it was like to harvest oranges when she was a young woman. Sharing the stories of the African American farmworkers was a powerful experience - connecting our lives to those of the people who worked to feed us. The legacy of the workers is kept alive through the book and through events like these.
|Betty Dubose at Barnes and Noble Book Signing in Orlando|