Paul Niebanck

Paul Niebanck

Paul Lowance Niebanck was born in Ivanhoe in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and grew up in North Tarrytown in the Hudson River Valley of New York State. Legally blind with ocular albinism at birth, Paul graduated from Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, and Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. Paul loved to learn, especially from the people he met.

Date of Death: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

The Devil is Down in the Dumps

Dear Editor: Elizabeth Boardman’s piece in the March/April issue has given me great joy. Her article, “The Fancy Sunday Hat,” takes me back to my own childhood in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. At age four or five, I learned a song in our Methodist Church Sunday School that has served me well through almost nine decades.



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