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Effort Afoot to Preserve Historic AME Church in Rice Kingdom

The Star News published a story highlighting efforts by the North Carolina Land Trust to preserve the historic Reaves Chapel AME church. The chapel dates to the 1880s in the Cape Fear Region known as Navassa. Navassa is a collection … Continue reading

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Wedgefield Plantation Historical Sketch and Update

Wedgefield Plantation on the Black River at the outskirts of Georgetown went from rice to golf and houses quite a few years ago. The South Strand News offered a nice summary of the plantation’s history.   The Golf club’s site … Continue reading

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Hofwyl-Broadfield Rice Plantation Preserves and Interprets Rice Culture

The Brunswick News published two pieces recently about Hofwyl-Broadfield plantation on the Altamaha River in Glenn County, GA. The one-time rice plantation is now a Georgia state park that preserves and interprets rice culture and enslavement of over 300 persons … Continue reading

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Pipemaker’s Canal Remains Working Artifact of Rice Culture

The Pipemaker’s Canal runs through three cities, lastly Savannah, GA before pouring its collection into the Savannah River. The canal’s origins date the early national period when two rice magnates had it constructed to help with the water management of … Continue reading

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Requiem for Rice in the news

The artist Jonathan Green along with Edda Fields-Black, a well-known scholar of Atlantic rice culture, are making progress toward the “Requiem for Rice.” The Post and Courier ran a thorough introduction to this ambitious, and assuredly powerful musical piece that … Continue reading

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The Requiem for Rice Getting Attention

For many months several distinguished figures interested in expanding the public’s understanding about Lowcountry rice culture, Dr. Edda Fields-Black and artist Jonathan Green have been planning, creating and recruiting to make the “Requiem for Rice” a reality. The completed composition … Continue reading

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Slavery, Public Memory, Education and the Rice Kingdom

No aspect of the Rice Kingdom’s past is more fraught now than gaining a proper understanding of what Lowcountry slavery was like in scope and texture. We can’t truly know it, but we can come much closer than we have. … Continue reading

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Rice Culture in the National Museum of African American History & Culture

Appropriately for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture the rice kingdom is well represented. Several objects from rice plantations are featured including a full slave cabin from Edisto Island. Among the most poignant is the famous, … Continue reading

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Mid-century Film of Rice Practices Discovered

Hannah Raskin revealed in the Post and Courier that a home movie demonstrating a range of rice culture practices¬† has been discovered.¬† The film dates from 1941 and took place on the Edisto River plantation called Willtown Bluff.   The … Continue reading

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Archeology of Rice Culture in Cape Fear Region

A nice article appeared this week on archeological work being conducted by the Chicora Foundation at Kendal Plantation. They believe it is the first permanent English site in the Cape Fear area.

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