By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for the AJC Living and creatively working on the land is becoming new business law for young, Southern entrepreneurs. “It’s a coming home,” said Veronica Womack, a Black Belt Region researcher, black farmers advocate and chief diversity officer at Georgia College & State University. “Because of new technology and the way […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for Black Farmers’ Network Semi-trailers, pickups and cars dart along the same path early 20th-century cotton wagons trundled to make gin deliveries. Scenic Hometown Hwy 27 — originally known as State Route 1 — in West Georgia was once known as a prominent drop off point for the cash […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Images by Suhyoon Cho and Trarell Torrence The academic voice for the South’s rural voiceless: That’s who Dr. Veronica L. Womack is for thousands of residents of the United States’ Black Belt Region. The political scientist, rural researcher and black farmers advocate has studied the very region we were both raised […]
By Cowgirl Candace Oh, don’t get it twisted: Women pulled their weight on the Western frontier just as much as their cowboy counterparts did. Sometimes, even better. A recent editorial trip to Fort Worth, Texas, proves my point. I met and had lunch with Fort Worth Herd trail boss Kristin Jaworski — the nation’s first […]
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