“Should old acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot,” -of course not- And auld lang syne?
Happy New 2013 From Kevin Robinson Executive Director and the rest of the Accord1 Team.

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Re- coloring of America

Auld Lang Syne is an extremely old Scottish song that was first written down in the 1700s by Robert Burns. This is the prime song  selection of every New Years Eve and  it means “out with the old and in with the new”. It is exemplified in the phrase “Should old acquaintance be forgot“. The writer of this song is actually asking a rhetorical question. How can we forget those who have been part of our history? In the “Re- coloring of America” we are remembering that this land that we now call the U.S.A.  is not simply “Europe west” but we are a land that has always been one of multi-ethnic variety.

The many types in the Native American people inhabited  America. From the southwest Navajo descendants of the Ancient Pueblo Peoples, to the Iroquois of the Great Lakes, America displayed a rich variety…

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