In 2015, Dr. Tamara Butler created The BlackGirlLand Project as an intellectual endeavor to document Black women’s connections to nature, Southern land and rural spaces. As a Black woman who grew up on a South Carolina Sea Island, she is aware of how sociocultural, economic and racial demographic changes in the community are erasing some of the Island’s histories. Therefore, The BlackGirlLand Project attempts to preserve some of those histories through oral history interviews with Black women living on the South Carolina Sea Island of Johns Island and Black women who once lived on (and responsible for caring for) farmland.
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