Growing Justice

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Original Air Date: 
August 22, 2020

A new generation of Black farmers are working to reclaim land, hoping to grow justice along with vegetables and plants.

Farmers work the fields on Soul Fire Farm as part of their workshop series. These workshops are designed to teach Black, Indigenous, and people of color specific farming and homesteading practice that they can apply on their own farmland.
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Farmer Leah Penniman, co-director of Soul Fire Farm in New York state, and author of "Farming While Black," is digging deep into the soil and her African history to change the story for a new generation.

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15:06
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The promise of 40 acres and a mule didn't materialize for most Black Americans. But attorney Savi Horne, executive director of the Land Loss Prevention Project, is fighting for Black farmers to get their land back, now.

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9:51
(Left to Right) Venice Williams, executive director of the Alice's Garden urban farming project, gives Anne a tour.
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Venice Williams, an ordained minister, runs Alice's Garden Urban Farm in Milwaukee. She finds connection and spirituality on this land, which was once a location of the Underground Railroad.

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5:03
cooked greens
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John Givens invites us into his kitchen where he cooks his family's traditional greens.

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3:34
mcdonalds sign
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Historian Marcia Chatelain found a surprising connection between McDonald's and civil rights history when researching her book "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America." She writes about the intersection of race, capitalism and fast food.

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13:56
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Airdates
August 22, 2020
Guests: 
Attorney and Executive Director, Land Loss Prevention Project
Venice Williams
Executive Director, Alice's Garden
Last modified: 
August 28, 2020