Monthly Archives: February 2012

AP Story on Magnolia Plantation’s Camelia Project

The AP ran a wire story this week that appeared many places ranging from the Washington Post to my small town’s paper in Pennsylvania. Magnolia, a one-time rice plantation near Charleston, became a garden decades ago. They are now trying … Continue reading

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The Cooking Gene Learns and Educates on Rice Kingdom Foodways

Michael Twitty’s project The Cooking Gene is already getting notice. This week his Southern Discomfort tour received attention from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Twitty takes all manner of African culinary influences on Southern and American cuisine, not the least of which … Continue reading

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Thomas Lynch, rice planter and Founding Father

This interesting op-ed comes from the Myrtle Beach newspaper, The Sun News. Thomas Lynch, Sr. was inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame. Lynch planted rice in Berkley District and served as a South Carolina Delegate to the Continental … Continue reading

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Rice Kingdom’s Black History on By Water Tours

This article with video from Connect Savannah reports on the inaugural Black History tour with By Water Tours. The new outfit concentrates on the African American history of Savannah and the neighboring riverine area of rice and cotton plantations.

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