Re:sound #219 The Fighting For The Promised Land Show

This hour the story of thousands of African American farmers who lost millions of acres of land at the hands of institutional racism.

2016 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour the story of thousands of African American farmers who lost millions of acres of land at the hands of institutional racism.

All You Need Is A _____ . by Aengus Anderson & James Ford Howell ( 2010 ShortDocs Challenge ) Two opposing groups of immigration protestors in Arizona attempt to define the word "wall" without referring to Mexico.

Fighting for the Promised Land: A Story of Farming and Racism by Tina Antolini ( Gravy , 2015) Shirley Sherrod’s introduction to the intermingling of agriculture and racism came when she was 17 years old, with an incident that changed the course of her life. And, after that moment, her life has been one defined by the fight for black-owned farmland. It’s a fight that has included devastating racism, the biggest class action lawsuit in the history of the United States, and a high-profile firing from the USDA.

Gravy is a project of the Southern Foodways Alliancelink

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Dennis Funk

produced by

Aengus Anderson

Aengus Anderson is a native of Catalina, Arizona, where he spent his childhood amiably throwing cactus at friends.

James Ford Howell

James Ford Howell is a full-time yeti who moonlights as a doctoral student in comparative German literature.

Tina Antolini

Tina Antolini is a Peabody-Award-winning storyteller and radio producer.

Dennis Funk

Dennis Funk joined the Third Coast Festival in February 2014. He produces Re:sound, makes features and directs live audio-narrative performances.


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