Gobblehook is the family name of the Displaced Persons, as mispronounced by Mrs. Shortley in Flannery O'Connor's short story "The Displaced Person."
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A. G. Keller is a health worker and adult educator. She was born in Pennsylvania, raised in North Carolina and Maryland, and lives in Louisiana. Her traditions were handed down to her by her grandfather Ben K. Keller and her father Rev. David B. Keller – both mountain men; by her grandmother Ruth Keller, her mother Lindy Sue Keller, her adoptive uncle Doc Rosen, and her adoptive aunt Annie Hirschman.
As a StreetMedic, she provided first aid support at seventeen major civil rights actions over the last nine years, including union picket lines, the 2002 protests against the World Economic Forum in NYC, the 2004 March for Women's Lives in Washington, D.C., the 2006 Great Flood Commemoration March in New Orleans, and the 2009 protests against the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh. At each action, this support continued until everyone was released from jail, and included a small community medicine practice.
She co-founded (with South African freedom fighter Mongezi Sefika wa Nkomo) an organization through which she consults with health and community-based groups and government agencies to promote approaches to health work that strengthen the fabric of the community. She teaches community-based health work classes to student, neighborhood, church, and issues-based groups.
Ms. Keller ran an underground free health post out of her home in her inner-city neighborhood from 2003-2004, and out of it organized a peer mental health collaborative. She assisted in the establishment and development of a free integrative family medicine center founded by StreetMedic and neighborhood combined effort – by the grace of God – immediately after Hurricane Katrina.
She is in the third year of the Medicine and Motherwit study, which aims to explain in traditional terms the therapeutics of the 25 most commonly used remedies in Mississippi Delta traditional home medicine. She is in the fourth year of the South Louisiana Foodways study, which has developed and is currently improving a culturally traditional and relatively low-cost dietary change program for South Louisiana patients with chronic or degenerative disease. Ms. Keller maintains a small practice in South Louisiana based on community health work, community legal advocacy, lay health ministry, and medical herbalism.
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