Recorded at the Redcliffe Plantation in South Carolina, where many of the slaves reportedly stayed on as freedmen and sharecroppers until the 1970s. Their decision to stay on is usually seen as evidence of how much the plantation system met their needs and worked for them, but I believe it was more likely the result of terrorism like the lynchings that happened with such frequency in the South. I also speak about my experience at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.
Works referenced in this episode:
Book by Toni Morrison
Film starring Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey
Wytchy Ways podcast explores travels in a minivan camper as well as my personal journey to unlock forgotten wytchy ways of being in a world that's long taught us to be separated from our bodies, our souls, the world around us, and the other-than-humans that we share it with.
Soundscape in intro/outro recorded and produced by Mike Blair of Glenwood Crowe