Verdant Farmlands of Simsbury 

by | Jan 16, 2024

To honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15, 2024, NASA published this image of Simsbury, Conn., where Dr. King and other students from Morehouse College worked summers on a tobacco farm, Meadowood, in 1944 and 1947 to earn money for tuition. King’s time in Connecticut impacted his outlook and trajectory as a minister and civil rights activist, according to King scholars. The Operational Land Imager-2 on Landsat 9 captured this image on Sept. 15, 2022.  

Image Credit: NASA/Joshua Stevens; USGS 


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