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INSIDE: 6 Interview of Highwayman Artist Al Black – Part 1 12 Teens Who Care: My Brother and Other Animals 16 Voices of Vero: What’s the one question you’d ask if you knew you would get a truthful answer?

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Beautiful ocean and palms painting by Highwayman Artist Al Black.

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’m honored to have recently interviewed one of the nine original Highwaymen artists, Al Black. He’s a natural storyteller and became the Highwaymen artists’ salesman, and what a salesman he turned out to be! They said he could sell ice in Alaska! For those who may not be familiar with the Highwaymen artists, back in the days of the Jim Crow laws, they were not allowed to display their art in galleries because of the color of their skin. So they took the paintings out on the road to sell and became known as the Highwaymen. Al Black traveled up and down the Florida coast, his vehicle loaded down with paintings, stopping to display them alongside the roadways and going door-to-door to local businesses. He learned to paint from doing necessary repairs to the paintings that became damaged along the way. Many were still wet when they were put in the car. Al has a colorful past, including addiction to crack cocaine and a 12-year stint in prison where he claims Jesus appeared to him and delivered him from this severe addition. He says they were the best 12 years of his life. Hope you enjoy learning more about Al in this exclusive interview. -Rhett Palmer 4

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Q&A PA R T 1

Al Black One of the Nine “Original” Highwaymen Artists

Al Black displays his paintings. See pages 10 & 23 for more artwork.

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’m very honored to have Mr. Al Black here, one of the original nine Highwaymen artists. Good afternoon.

Al Black: Good afternoon. And you are one of the 26 Highwaymen in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, painters with darker skin who were not allowed to put their artwork in studios and galleries because of the color of their skin. Was this in the 1950’s or ‘60’s? In the ‘50s and ‘60s. And hence you sold them out of the back of your car. I understand that you’re responsible for helping a lot of the Highwaymen artists sell their paintings. 6

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Most of them have been on my show throughout the years, and I’m honored to have you here, sir. So how did this all come down? Who first decided they were going sell these paintings out of the back of their car? Well, I was the salesman for the whole group. You were? I was the salesman for Alfred, Sam, Harold, James Gibson, Mary Ann Carroll, Roy McLendon and Rodney Demps. I sold for all of them. Ellis Buckner, George Buckner, A. Moran. If they all give me 10 paintings a day, I would sell those 10 paintings.

work my way back up through Key Big Pine and all through there. How would you pick where you would stop? I would go to lawyer offices and doctor offices and real estate offices back then. And after I started selling them there, I would go to motels and stuff. And it was cheap art. Back then, those paintings was $25 and $35 apiece. And now they sell for how much? $35,000 and $40,000 I saw some of them go for. Pretty good, huh? Yes, yes.

And you got a percentage of the deal, I presume? Yes, I got 30% out of everything I sold. That’s fair. And I would go from town to town. I would go to like Key West and come

Interview by

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Now, you have an amazing story. No one else has a story like Al Black. You were arrested, went to jail for 12 years, and there the warden took a shine to you. Yes. ››


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ell the whole story. It’s phenomenal. You said it was the best 12 years of your life. You were treated like a king, steaks and lobster and everything, right? Yes. Well, it was kind of like when Job was in prison. You know, the warden showed favor when he came in. It made me feel real good. See, when I went in, an article came out in the paper like three or four times that week. And Dr. Dianne Rechtine, the corrections doctor, said, “You the Al Black I’m reading about in the paper?” I said, “Doc, just let me paint, I’ll show you.”

Prison murals painted by Al Black. Al painted over 100 murals in Florida prisons and correctional facilities over his 12-year incarceration. Photos: Gary Monroe, photographer and author of The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black’s Concrete Dreams, University Press of Florida, 2009

They can be whittled down to weapons? Shanks, yeah. So I had it made when I was in there. I lived a real decent life when I was in prison. [chuckle] And so she went and got paint donated and I painted. I did the visiting part, where the family come in and see the inmates, the medical and all.

How much did you save in the 12 years you were in prison? I had $180,000 when I got out. So you went to jail what year? I went in ‘97.

Now, are you just being funny when you They had you paint those walls? Yeah. And say it was the best 12 years of your life, or after I painted those walls, other wardens is that true? No, it’s the truth. I didn’t have started coming in seeing how I did. And they no bills to pay. And all that give me a peace of asked the warden would he let me go. He said, “Go ask him will he go?” So I got up and I mind, just to be able to do something while I started going. I went and painted Zephyrhills -- was in there. And I felt real good in there, you know? I had anything I wanted. Sometimes You went to the jail in Zephyrhills? In the I’d have to worry if I’m gonna eat the next prison, yeah. Then I went and I painted the morning, but you gonna eat in prison. female institution. I painted the warden’s You never had to worry about food, your office, I painted the visitation part, I painted next meal. Yeah. The warden and the guards the medical. So I was in Daytona Beach, and I and stuff would bring me food because they painted there. know that I wasn’t gonna carry it back on the The prison up there. Yeah, the prison up compound. there. So I went from prison to prison and Carry what back? The food and stuff. See, painted, you know. you’re not allowed to have food and stuff Were they paying you and putting it into a on the compound that comes out of the fund somewhere? Well, I got a chance to sell restaurants. all my paintings while I was there and I sent it to my sister in Mississippi. And I had it made in Oh. They have bones and stuff in them, and prison there. people can make shanks. 8

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teak, lobster, anything you wanted? Anything I thought I wanted. All I had to do was tell one of the officers or one of the guards and they would bring it to me. Now, I heard that you could have parties in there. Well, I had three parties a year in there. Three parties a year? Yeah. How many people could you invite? I would invite a hundred white, a hundred black, and I would get fifty Mexicans and Puerto Ricans together. And staff. And so I would fix enough food where all the staff could eat. They let you use the prison kitchen to prepare all this? No, no, no, no, no. My classification officer would get a restaurant in Deland where you eat all you want and they’d cater the food. And so it would be like $1500$3000, somewhere there. Where would you have the party? You wouldn’t have it at the prison -- Yeah, I would have it up there where all the visitors would come. And they did all this for you because you were painting the walls? Yeah. ››


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And so I don’t know if they did that or not, but I heard that they had saved some of them. But they tore down most of those paintings, what I had in the Hillsborough Correctional Institution. So what will they do with the walls? Your paintings are on the walls of these prisons throughout Florida. Well, the prisons is gonna always be there if they don’t close them up. And the inmates better not mess one up or they’re in trouble. They have to stay awake and guard those paintings just like they guard one of the offices. Are they on wood or are they on concrete? They’re on concrete, concrete walls. I have a book called Al Black’s Concrete Dreams. That book shows all the paintings that I did throughout the prisoner system. That’s a really nice book. Now, a picture book like that is a coffee table book. Yeah. And what does it sell for? $39.95. 10 March 2022 / ISSUE 134

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our paintings are worth tens of thousands of dollars now and they’re on all those walls. What are they going to do if they close? Jackhammer those walls down? Well, the female institution, they got where they couldn’t fund it, so they closed down the Hillsborough Correctional Institution. So I had painted some big, large murals in there, and they didn’t know how to get them down because they was on concrete walls. And so I told them to take a saw and saw the concrete, and put a piece of Plexiglas over it and it wouldn’t crumble.

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ooks cost a lot to make. Did somebody put up the funding for that? It takes a lot of money to make those books, but Gary Monroe did it.

I’ve heard that name before. Who’s he? He’s a professor at the college. White or black? He’s white. But he act like he half black. He did the book on me, he did one on Alfred Hair, and he did Mary Ann Carroll.

were the number nine of those 26. We was the original. I’m one of the nine. And those others came in after us. The top nine. Yeah, the top nine. Do you feel slighted that these other people kind of - did they sneak in, or are they deserving to be one of them? They deserve to be one, because they put us as the number nine, nine original originals. VIEW MORE OF AL BLACK'S PAINTINGS ON PAGE 23.

He did a book for each of you? Well, everybody don’t have their book, but myself, Alfred Hair, and Mary Ann Carroll. Alfred was the first Highwayman I ever had on my radio show 28 years ago. Mary and I became good friends, and we had James Gibson on the cover of our magazine. They’re all gone now. Yeah, me, James Gibson and Mary Ann and Roy and all of us, we

To see more prison murals and learn more about Al Black, please check out The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black’s Concrete Dreams by Gary Monroe. Available at amazon.com, and other places books are sold.

Please look for Part 2 of the interview in next month’s issue. And check out the full interview on Rhett Palmer Talk Host podcasts.


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My Brother and Other Animals by Carrington Brown

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ississippi map turtle...Western tiger salamander...Argentine ornate horned frog...Jack Demsey cichlid...Dinosaur bichir. These and other strange creatures that roam the earth, often unnoticed, small and sometimes slimy, have become a passion for my brother, Christopher “C.H.” Brown, a junior at Saint Edward’s School. Such animals have actually found a home in C.H.’s bedroom. These wild animals, each with unique traits and purposes, caught the interest of C.H. at a young age. Starting with a Cuban tree frog in the backyard at age five, C.H. searched for snakes, lizards, crabs, and even snails just for the opportunity to observe them. “The way these animals look and act has captivated me,” says C.H., who has spent hours following the animals’ habits and researching their behavior. “I love the way each creature has unique features, including its own personality.” C.H.’s love for animals, big and small, led him to adopt a bearded dragon, a lizard that he named Zeus. Zeus allowed C.H. not only to learn facts about the animal but also to care for it. Gradually C.H. began expanding his pet collection to include a Mississippi map turtle, an ornate horned frog, a Western tiger salamander, and dozens of fish. His oldest pet, an Argentine horned frog named Waka Waka, turned three this year, with the help of C.H. and an exotic pet veterinarian. The saga began when C.H. recognized that something was off about Waka Waka. He observed that Waka Waka’s legs were abnormal in color, and after doing some research online he concluded that the frog had contracted a rare illness known as red-leg syndrome. C.H. then set off for help from Dr. Ariana Finkelstein, who works at the Sebastian Animal & Bird Hospital. Dr. Finkelstein quickly confirmed C.H.’s suspicions and indicated that the source was likely a fungus in the coconut fiber medium in Waka Waka’s tank. “I was really worried, because I care deeply about each and every one of my animals,” said C.H. He immediately moved the frog to a clean tank with a different substrate. “I wanted to take every precaution to ensure Waka Waka’s survival.” n another occasion, C.H. rescued a green sea turtle he found floating near our dock. Seeing the turtle struggling to swim, he quickly jumped into a kayak and carefully pulled the turtle aboard. The turtle had a broken shell and bumps on its neck caused by a boat propeller. C.H. knew exactly what to do: he called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which sent a turtle rescue team. During Covid lockdown, C.H. turned to a related passion – fishing – on breaks from virtual school. An absurd amount of fishing rods, lures, and tackle boxes floods our dining room or, as my mom calls it, the house “tackle box.” C.H. fishes every chance he gets, whether in the Indian River Lagoon or in the small pond across from our home. Like a marine explorer, he spends his weekends riding the waves of the lagoon in a boat searching for new spots where fish prosper.

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constantly sets goals for himself to add to his fishing resume. His most recent trophy catch was a 10-pound largemouth bass that he reeled in at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. For several years, C.H. has competed in a local charitable fishing competition named “Lines of the Lagoon.” This past year he was awarded the overall grand champion trophy. To further enhance this aquatic experience, C.H. volunteers for the Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA), which protects marine life in the lagoon by monitoring toxicity in the water. Since ninth grade, C.H. has collected and donated 50 to 100 fish a year for dissection. He also assists with ORCA’s lab research and volunteers with Coastal Conservation Association to tag fish, helping researchers track them and learn about their patterns. Wherever he finds himself, whether it’s on a boat on the Indian River or on safari in Kenya, C.H. is laser-focused on learning about and finding ways to save endangered species. He feels so strongly about his mission that he’ll be sharing his knowhow with fourth graders at a special assembly at Saint Edward’s School in a few weeks. Of course, he’ll be bringing along some special guests: his frog Waka Waka, his salamander Kermit, and his turtle Tyrone. “One look into Waka Waka’s eyes, and the kids will be hooked,” he says. Photos: (Top) CH, age 6, with a nice size redfish caught in a golf course pond on the barrier island. (Center) CH, spring of 2021, with an over-slot snook caught in the Indian River Lagoon (Below right) CH with the injured turtle he saved off his dock. (Below left) CH’s pet Mississippi map turtle, Tyrone

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Editor’s Note: Carrington Brown, a sophomore at Saint Edward’s School, is as passionate about photography and writing as her brother C.H. is about exotic animals. She’s currently Assistant Photo Editor of the school yearbook, The Crow’s Nest. Her dream is to one day become a National Geographic photojournalist.

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ontrary to popular belief, the national dish of Ireland is not Corned Beef and Cabbage – which is actually not as Irish as you’d think and is not typically served on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland. It was popularized by Irish immigrants to America. Traditional Irish Stew is said to be the national dish which is made with lamb, a staple of Irish cuisine since the early 1800’s. Nowadays it’s made with either lamb or beef, sometimes with a splash of Guinness (a splash = one cup). There’s another popular Irish dish called Colcannon, first recorded in Irish history in a 1735 diary entry of a traveler to Dublin, and in the U.S. in “Mrs. Crowen’s American Lady’s Cookery Book” in 1847. It’s a simple side dish made of mashed potatoes with cooked cabbage or kale, onions, and a generous topping of melted butter. Bacon is added for extra flavor. Butter and bacon…what’s not to love?

COLCANNON MASH INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, Yukon Gold or Russet, peeled and cubed 4 slices bacon 1/2 small head green cabbage, chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup milk or cream Salt and pepper, to taste 1/4 cup butter, melted DIRECTIONS • Put the potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, 15-20 minutes. • Fry the bacon in a large deep skillet until evenly browned. Crumble and set aside. Sauté the cabbage and onion in the drippings until soft and translucent. (It will cook faster with a lid, but be careful not to overcook.) • Drain the cooked potatoes and mash with milk and salt and pepper. Stir in the bacon, cabbage and onions and place in a large serving bowl. Make a well in the center with the back of a spoon and pour in the melted butter. Serve immediately. Variations: Use kale for cabbage, garnish with thinly sliced green onions. 20 March 2022 / ISSUE 134

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rish Apple Cake is perfect with coffee or tea in the morning, or dress it up with custard and serve for dessert. It’s especially delicious warm.

AUTHENTIC IRISH APPLE CAKE INGREDIENTS For the Custard Sauce 6 large egg yolks 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups whole milk, half & half or cream 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract For the Streusel Topping 6 tablespoons unsalted cold butter, cut in small pieces 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup granulated sugar For the Cake 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 3 tablespoons whole milk or cream 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 3-4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced to 1/4” (about 1 pound after slicing) Powdered sugar for dusting DIRECTIONS • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch springform pan. • Custard sauce: Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale yellow, 2-3 minutes. • Pour the milk in a medium saucepan and bring just to a boil. Slowly whisk the hot milk into the egg/sugar mixture. Transfer the mixture back to the saucepan and stir over medium heat until custard thickens, about 4 minutes. Custard should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Mix in the vanilla. • Strain the custard into a bowl or serving saucer and place plastic wrap on the surface so it doesn’t form a skin. Serve warm or cold over apple cake. • Streusel topping: Blend the butter into the flour, sugar, and oats until the butter is incorporated and the mixture is coarse and crumbly. Refrigerate. • Cake: Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Fold the dry ingredients into the butter/ sugar mixture, along with the milk. • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Place the sliced apples on top in an even layer and top with the streusel topping. Bake for about 50 minutes to an hour, until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean. • Let cool in the pan 15 minutes before removing. Dust with powdered sugar before serving. March 2022 / ISSUE 134 / Vero’s Voice 21


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t is inevitable that more than once in your lifetime you will go through some difficult seasons. In the heat of the moment, it sometimes feels like these terrible times will never end. We allow ourselves to be deeply affected by bad experiencPastor Alex Pappas es, be it in the past or the present or even the fear of things that could happen in the future. Maybe something bad happened to you as a child, maybe something bad happened to a loved one, and you are struggling to come to terms with the issue at hand. It could have come in a way someone challenged you, spoke down at you, or maybe it was someone who was just treating you really badly, making you feel unworthy or unloved. The Bible teaches us that something happens to us when we go through difficult times. It tells us that when we go through difficult times, these trials produce endurance in us. Challenges in difficult times build endurance or “staying power,” but not only that … it also has the ability to change our hearts, or you could say it changes our character. Most importantly, when it comes to all these different kinds of challenges, we need to remember that we are actually at peace with God, and that it’s not God who sends the trials; however, when we are going through tests, He will use them to develop our character. If you look at Romans Chapter 5, it is so clear that we are saved by faith. Since we have been saved by faith, we can be at peace with God in Christ; therefore, now everything that gets thrown at us, even those things that are like an attack from the enemy, can be turned into something that will change our hearts for the better. Our response to these trials is truly what really matters. Have a look at what it says:

ROMANS 5:1–5 (NKJV) Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 1

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Proverbs 4:23 states that we are to protect, guard, preserve and maintain our heart. Our heart is our feelings, will, emotions and intellect. As Christians we are to protect our heart because the issues of life come out from it. This means our heart is the center of everything. Jesus said out of our heart comes everything (Matthew 15:19). Where our treasure is, our heart will be there. What are your desires? Where are your treasures? What’s in your heart? Pray: “Dear Father, You know my heart. Forgive me of all things within my heart that are sinful and ungodly. Clean my heart, Jesus, with your blood. Create in me a clean heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

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