Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Worth a Thousand Words

When Bill Pickens 3rd discovered the unmarked graves of his great, great grandparents Monday he dropped to all fours, pressing his face so close to the ground that he could have kissed it.

Worth a Thousand Words

When Bill Pickens 3rd discovered the unmarked graves of his great, great grandparents Monday he dropped to all fours, pressing his face so close to the ground that he could have kissed it.

A powerful moment.

And a bizarre photo, that didn't make it into the paper.

But, through the magic of cropping and the ease of a blog, here it is - a striking image that I hope will make you curious what it's all about.

I shot it while following him on a field trip to further document his blood line, which traces to the union of Philadelphia's first mayor's son and a former slave named Cremona.

Daniel Rubin Inquirer Columnist
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