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Volume 1, Issue 3
Autumn 2005:

Marshall Rosenthal

Marshall Rosenthal was born Jewish American in Brooklyn, New York in 1940. He has had a long and varied career in social work and education, as well as hospital orderly and union work, as a steward, and as a representative for SEIU International. He has served for many years as an Emergency Medical Technician, working with local ambulance services and as EMT/Firefighter with the Savoy Volunteer Fire Department. Of late, he has worked as a substitute teacher in the North Adams Public Schools. Now retired, he takes particular pleasure in having returned from the Mississippi Summer of 1964, where he served as Health Officer for the Child Development Group of Mississippi, a pioneer Headstart effort that addressed the pre-school and medical needs of 6000 African-American children.

The event described in this essay led to his adoption, at age 63, into a Cherokee family and his having been given the name Grandfather Marsh Wise Turtle. Presently, he is a member of a large clan of snapping turtles which live in a pond in Newburgh, New York, and also of an extended Cherokee family, headed by Grandmother Dorothy Runendeer. How this has come about is a source of wonder and amazement to him.

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