Curating Blog #2: In the Shadow of The Black Stork

Amy Carney Blog Post

In the Shadow of The Black Stork 
David Mack-Hardiman 

Long-legged and stealthy hunters, stork parents devotedly return to their broad nests and needy broods each day to share fish, amphibians and reptiles. Storks often nest near human activity and have become the attentive avian midwives of folklore, dutifully delivering freshly newborn babies cradled in bundles and blankets. The angelic image of the white stork gliding in with their precious cargo took a sinister turn during the American eugenics movement. Enter the black stork whose darker duty was to drop off defective children to far less