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Black Labor, White Rice: Creating the Rice Kingdom

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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VIRTUAL PROGRAM – In the middle of the 17th century, rice was introduced into Carolina Province near Charles Town. Using thousands of enslaved Africans, plantation owners began to amass great wealth. Yet, it came at a price. The entire landscape of the Lowcountry of South Carolina was literally and figuratively reshaped. Five centuries later, the tale is still being told. Join Richard Porcher, renowned conservationist and prolific author, professor emeritus at the Citadel and adjunct professor of biological sciences at Clemson University for a look at how the South Carolina rice kingdom was created.

Food for Thought Luncheon Lecture Series:
This is an event in the Food for Thought Lecture Series. Due to COVID concerns, these lectures will be virtual through April 5th. On April 5th, lectures will resume in person at the historic Captain James Missroon House, c. 1808. Please visit the website for additional webinars and in-person Food For Thought Lectures.

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