Sam Seedfolks
Updated: 5/18/2020
Sam Seedfolks

Storyboard Text

  • "Men in jumpsuits, from the jail I think, were clearing the lot. Unbelievable."
  • "What do I do? I smile at people, especially black people and the ones from different countries."
  • "So I hired a teenager, Puerto Rican, who said he knew where he could get a shovel. He knew he’d have to do a good job to be paid."
  • "People in the garden told friends and relatives. The lot was big, there was plenty of room. But when newcomers joined, at least at the beginning, they could usually get a spot near people they knew.
  • “With a few exceptions, the blacks on one side, the whites on another, the Central Americans and Asians toward the back. The garden was a copy of the neighborhood.”
  • "God, who made Eden, also wrecked the Tower of Babel, by dividing people. From Paradise, the garden was turning back into Cleveland."