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About the Author
J. Douglas Allen-Taylor is an award-winning journalist and political columnist who has written for several San Francisco Bay Area publications, including The East Bay Express, San Jose Metro, The Berkeley Daily Planet, Color Lines, and Race, Poverty & the Environment. He is a native of Oakland, California and lived for many years in the South Carolina Lowcountry, where Sugaree Rising is based.
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"Gradually Yally dragged the whole story out of them. Bonk Jackson had heard it across the river that morning, and when he got back over to Yelesaw, he had gone out with his two sons to spread the news. The whitefolks were making plans to put a dam across the Sugaree River somewhere just above Cashville. The dam would leave a deep lake in the bottomlands basin--the rivers and creeks, hundreds of homes, thousands of farmland acres, a wide collection of villages, the bulk of the Swamp, as well as the whole community of Yelesaw. It would flood out or touch its waters on practically every place she had ever been in during her entire life. The enormity of it was too much for Yally to take in."