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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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Hampton Plantation Excavation Project

Excavation efforts to reveal more about the lives of slaves on Hampton Plantation have resumed. The multi-year archeological effort has focused in the slave village of the state park. Hampton is famous in part due to the writings of Archibald … Continue reading

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Rice Beds -Important Material Culture of Rice

The Post and Courier of Charleston recently ran a story about a circa 1790 rice bed that sold at auction for $45,000. Rice Beds are poster beds mainly from the colonial era. They were built locally in the Rice Kingdom … Continue reading

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Rice Growing In the Grand Strand

Although it escaped my attention last fall, the Weekly Surge, the free weekly out of Myrtle Beach, ran a none of the best pieces in recent years on the “rice-growing renaissance” taking place in that  South Carolina.

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Garden & Gun Profiles Rice Advocates

Recently Garden & Gun ran a profile of Professor David Shields and Glen Roberts. The piece has now been made available online. If you do not know of them, they have both been closely associated with efforts to resuscitate the … Continue reading

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