Your Name and Title:
C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director


Museum or Organization Name:

Khafre, Inc

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Ed Dwight

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

Mississippi Delta


Language in Which You Will Present:
English


Target Audience(s):

Historians/Culturalists

Short Session Description (one line):

Khafre, Inc leads the international charge to honor the people who built the great “Cotton Kingdom” of the Mississippi Delta.



Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

A monument that pays homage to Cotton Pickers and Sharecroppers does not exist in the United States of America. There is no documented “official” honor, nor historical acknowledgment of the people who literally tilled the path to America’s greatness. Somewhere along the way buried in the tear-soaked soils of the American South, the respect and honor for their hard-earned investment was lost. The Cotton Pickers of America Monument, Sharecroppers Interpretive Center and Cotton Kingdom Trail make the case for building a National Park that offers a small token of appreciation for their tireless uncompensated work. 

 

Khafre, Inc leads the international charge to honor the people who built the great “Cotton Kingdom” of the Mississippi Delta.

 

The history of cotton pickers includes the narratives of: sharecroppers, day laborers, tenant farmers, planters, distributors, consumers, and bankers. Their collective stories give significance to the sweat equity investment of some of the hardest-working people with the least amount of return in the wealth in this Nation’s history. Their commitment to work reflects dignity, pride and a distinct vision and promise for future generations. Khafre, Inc would like to present both an individual presentation as well as a panel of experts on this subject, during your upcoming conference. Our scholarship and presentation shall serve as a reminder to your audience that a monument is an ever-present sign of respect for those whose hope for a brighter day wore thin, while working from kin to kain’t (can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night), in the cotton fields throughout America. Ultimately making cotton one of  (if not the) most important industry in America.

 

For more information

For the Cotton Pickers Monument, the National Park campaign

all media relations and public appearances, please contact:

KHAFRE, INC, C. Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director,

sade@khafreinc.org, 662.347.8198



Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

www.khafreinc.org

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