Inherit the Land a book by Gene Stowe
Writing Inherit the Land: Jim Crow Meets Miss Maggie's Will has changed my life in lots of ways, not least that I now have a website!  This from a guy who resisted answering machines and voicemail until 1998.  Anything to get the word out about this remarkable story about Southern white women who treated black people with real equality, even leaving them their 800-acre estate and loving them so much that an all-white jury believed they were family.  Those of you who know me know how much I love talking about this story.  Those of you who don't are welcome to find out.   But you'll also find out that I like to talk about lots of things -- especially words, stories, ideas and issues of human equality and freedom.  I've been known to say: "I'd rather talk about this than eat when I'm hungry."   It's true.
Gene Stowe
“Gene Stowe’s book, Inherit the Land, tells the story of an unusual trial in North Carolina in the 1920s.
-Dorothy O. Pratt, University of Notre Dame
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