DECEMBER 23 — SAMUEL MOCKBEE
Selfless, inspired architect to the “Other America.”
“Butterly House,” Samuel Mockbee, Image by Tim Hursley.
DECEMBER 23 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
Oaxaca, Mexico: FEAST OF THE RADISHES.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 23 IN HISTORY…
1776 — First American revolutionist Thomas Paine’s Crisis published.
1888 — Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh cuts off his own ear.
1944 — Architect to the poor Samuel Mockbee born, Meridian, Mississippi.
1948 — Japanese military leader Tojo hanged in Tokyo as war criminal.
1953 — 21 American P.O.W.s in Korea refuse to come home.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective. The 2010 Autonomedia Calender is now available on the Autonomedia site.