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How Black Land Became White Sand: The Racial Erosion of the U.S. Coasts

Society & Culture  (tags: society, African Americans, coastal land, land ownership, beach towns, whites, racial erosion )

- 1723 days ago -
In 1910, less than 50 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans owned over 15 million acres in the former slave-holding states. Much of that black-owned property was on the coasts, the geographic margins of the na


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Roseann d (178)
Saturday May 31, 2014, 11:58 am
A downright shame...and a fascinating article/ interview....From Native Americans to blacks....another classic case of here comes the white folks and there goes the neighborhood. I love these articles on lost and hidden history.
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