RACE + FOOD HISTORY

Never Forget Black Americans Toiled For the Sugar You Enjoy Today

Unpacking the White Gold Rush in Louisiana, you never hear about in school

Black man cutting sugarcane in a field near Lafayette, Louisiana | Photo Credit | Library of Congress

One of my earliest memories is running through sugar cane fields with my dad and big sister. While we lived in New Orleans, my siblings and I were born in Lafayette, and we…

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Allison Gaines

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Womanist Scholar ♥︎ bylines @ Zora, Level, Momentum, GEN, EICCultured, AfroSapiophile, CoFounder of #WEOC allisonthedailywriter.com ☕️ ko-fi.com/allyfromnola

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