Strategies For A Meaningful And Peaceful Thanksgiving

This re-envisioned image of Rockwell’s “Freedom from Want” shows a mixed race, multi-ethnic table gathering.
This re-imagined version by Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur of Norman Rockwell’s famous “Freedom from Want” illustration depicts a mixed race, multi-ethnic holiday gathering.

“We might not have the family we want or the spouse we desire, but we all can have community.”

Normal Rockwells original illustration of “Freedom from Want” depicted an all-white traditional nuclear family.
Normal Rockwell’s original image for “Freedom from Want” depicted an all-white traditional nuclear family.
This image depicts a multi-racial, multi-ethnic group linking arms.
The holidays can be a time to expand our community of friends.

Thanksgiving is usually a happy-thankful time, but not always. It may come when the inward springs of the human spirit don’t match the outward festivities. The occasions for this are legion.”

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Author of 4 spirituality books & 2 poetry collections. Award-winning reporter for Wall Street Journal, PBS-TV, Washington Post & 2 IL public radio stations.

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Judith Valente

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Author of 4 spirituality books & 2 poetry collections. Award-winning reporter for Wall Street Journal, PBS-TV, Washington Post & 2 IL public radio stations.

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