Friday, July 2, 2010

Black Landowners Fight to Reclaim Georgia Home

In 1942, Harris Neck, a thriving community of black landowners who hunted, farmed and gathered oysters, was taken by the federal government to build an airstrip. Now, the elders — who remember barefoot childhoods spent climbing trees and waking to watch the Canada geese depart in formation — want to know why they cannot have it back.


You have got to listen to this lady tell the story!  Beautiful.


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/us/01harris.html?_r=1

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