Posts Tagged ‘SICARS’

Sweet (and sticky) redemption

September 29, 2020 Comments off

The Gullah/Geechee were enslaved to grow sugar. Now, their descendants hope sugar can save their cultural legacy.

by MAURICE BAILEY & NIK HEYNEN September 29, 2020

There is no U.S. agricultural history without the expertise and labor of African people who were enslaved across the South, including the Gullah/Geechee people of the lower Atlantic Coast. But the violence of slavery and white supremacy is tied up with the crops that grew the global economy, embedding sugarcane, cotton, rice, and other historic commercial crops with a traumatic legacy.

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