From the Salt Institute gallery show of Malaga Island: A Story Best Left Untold, produced by Kate Philbrick, photographer, and Rob Rosenthal, radio producer.


After the eviction, a stigma followed descendents in Phippsburg and nearby, a stigma of mixed race and feeblemindedness. Out of fear of being ridiculed, generations of descendents refused to talk about the Island. So we were surprised and grateful when several descendents talked with us on tape. Most of them told the same story - families hid the past. For some it was silence, for others history was buried in anger or denial. And, they say the barbs and slurs from neighbors have lessened over the years, but they still remain.

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