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Discovering Alabama

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Alabama's Black Belt Pt.1

Few parts of the world can boast of land as fertile as the rich dark soils found in Alabama's blackland prairie region commonly called the black belt. Unfortunately, the black belt is often known elsewhere in the world for its history of cotton plantations and slavery. This program takes viewers into the black belt to examine the region's natural history and how this has been integral in helping shape the region's human and cultural history. The program also features various leaders and local residents as they consider past and present conditions in the black belt and ponder prospects for the region's future, today a topic of increasing state attention.

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