Chris: After our whistlestop trip to Alterna, we drove to the southernmost part of our American tour: Koinonia Farm, in Americus, South Georgia.
Koinonia Farm is a pretty unique place. Formed half a century ago by some white farmers, it was an oasis of progressive freedom in the otherwise staunchy conservative South. Workers taken on at a daily rate were paid the same, regardless of their skin colour. Suffice it to say, this was not a popular attitude to have during the federally imposed desegregation of schools; throughout the 60s, Koinonia had regular protests, and warning shooting from …Continue reading →