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Wisdom and Experience

Watch and listen to video using RealPlayer, or read heartfelt stories and poetry from Homecoming - Sometimes I am Haunted by Red Dirt and Clay.

Featured are reflections on land and loss from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, the filmmaker, family members, an activist, a former slave, a scholar and a black farmer.


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video From Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

You see, the farm said to them, see, see what you can do...


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video Feedman's Quote to General Howard

General we want Homesteads, we were promised Homesteads by the government...


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video Charlene Gilbert, filmmaker

When I was five my family left the South...


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video From Folk Traditions by August Wilson

We were a land based agrarian people from Africa...


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video Ralph Paige, executive director Federation of Southern Cooperatives

I can remember during the Civil Rights days...


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video J. W. Mathis

I remember my sister Earlene, when she got ready to go to college...


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video Marsha Darling, professor

In a number interviews I asked black people what does your farm mean...


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video Lynmore James, farmer

There's no question in my mind that a lot of land has been lost, and it was lost because of discrimination...




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