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Harriet Tubman in the Rice Kingdom

I remember reading a short biography of Harriet Tubman in middle school. She amazed me and was the first person I read about who fought against slavery. Source: Creative Commons This week’s announcement that Tubman will grace the $20 bill … Continue reading

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When Freedom Came to Limerick Plantation

The author Ed Ball wrote an essay in the New York Times to commemorate and muse over the memory of the Sesquicentennial of emancipation on his family’s rice plantation, Limerick.

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Considering Emancipation in the Rice Kingdom – 150 Years Ago

The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War has brought about a good deal of re-thinking and remembering much of the military history of the conflict, but surprisingly modest amounts of attention to the events of those years in Rice Kingdom. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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