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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.


video From Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

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


video Feedman's Quote to General Howard

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


video Charlene Gilbert, filmmaker

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


video From Folk Traditions by August Wilson

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


video Ralph Paige, executive director Federation of Southern Cooperatives

I can remember during the Civil Rights days...


video J. W. Mathis

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


video Marsha Darling, professor

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


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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