Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes Donnie McCrary’s youthful eyes and ears witnessed the outdoor altercation. His father, Turner McCrary, confronted land owner Sam Grice about receiving minimum wage. It’s 1965. The annual minimum wage already increased a few years prior from $1.15 to $1.25. “We were just getting a $1 a […]
Georgia College & State University has named Dr. Veronica L. Womack as the first executive director of its brand-new Rural Studies Institute (RSI). “The creation of RSI is timely as rural communities are challenged to successfully participate in the global economy,” said Womack. “Georgia College is launching this institute as a university-wide effort that will […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on BFN She cares for her mints over here. Spices over there. Fruit trees — guava, peach, pear, banana, apple and persimmons — back over yonder. “It’s a pretty self-sufficient garden,” said Ruth West, 56, of LaGrange, Georgia. “I probably spend 1 to 2 hours every few days to […]
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 […]
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