In this episode, we explore the life and legacy of Hillery Thomas Stewart, an obscure figure in history who managed to purchase his own freedom and acquire over 500 acres of land before the end of slavery. We discuss the impact this would have had on generations of Black people, providing them with opportunities for wealth and stability. We also delve into the systematic ways white institutions took land from Black farmers during the Jim Crow era and the oppressive reality of sharecropping. Finally, we examine the full story of George Floyd's life, tracing his roots through generations of struggle and injustice in America.
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