Resilience and Faith

Buried Truth: Introduction of a new series begins…

This column, rather appropriately titled “Buried Truth,” provides accounts of African-American heritage that have for too long been ignored, overlooked, hidden, denied or misrepresented. As the author, I do not claim to be the only one sharing this history, thank goodness and grace, because it is far too vast for one person! It requires the …

Buried Truth: “40 acres and a mule?” (Not quite) Part One

To the emancipated former slave, ownership of a piece of rich, red loam was an empowering thing. As stated in “Black Farmers in America,” by John Francis Ficara and Juan Williams, “It was true emancipation—no one could confuse a slave with a landowner.” Owning land historically has been a motivating force for all Americans, sustaining …