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As part of the mental project by Americans to assume that most of us, especially those who were in the north, didn’t really approve of the slave trade, we’ve painted in our memories the slave trade as especially bad (true) and that those who were involved with it were perhaps tolerated by not really accepted […]
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Remembering Slave Housing

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On February 15, 2021
I was in Louisiana once, visiting a plantation where slave housing still existed. And I saw what I still think is one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen. Most slave housing of course doesn’t exist anymore because it was cheap, usually wood, and never taken care of. But on this plantation, the housing […]
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I recently finished reading Michael Twitty’s The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, a really fantastic book that follows this well-known cook’s attempt to connect growing up as a mixed race Black gay man with the food cultures of the South that reflected so many influences and with […]
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