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THE BUILDING OF A NATIONAL PARK

THE COTTON PICKERS’ MONUMENT PROJECT

Conference Proposal

A monument that pays homage to Cotton Pickers and Sharecroppers does not exist in the United States of America, nor any place else in the world. There is no documented “official” honor, nor historical acknowledgment of the people who literally tilled the path to global economic greatness, particularly America, Britain and France. Somewhere along the way buried in the tear-soaked soils of the American South, the respect and honor for these peoples’ hard-earned investment was lost. The movement to establish the Cotton Pickers of America Monument, Sharecroppers Interpretive Center and the Trail of the Global Cotton Empire is underway for the purposes of erecting a series of monuments, interpretive signage and National Parks that offer a small token of appreciation for tireless work of millions of people around the world.

    Khafre, Inc leads the international charge to honor the people who built the great “Cotton Kingdom” of the Mississippi Delta and West Africa. In 2012, Dr Maya Angelou gave voice to the movement; and in 2014 BB King sign on as Honorary Chair for the effort to honor the people who planted, chopped and picked the way to a great “Cotton Kingdom” in the Mississippi Delta; and Global Cotton Empire.

  The history of cotton includes the blues narratives of: slavery, Reconstruction, capitalism, global exchange, shipping, railways, pickers (sharecroppers, day laborers, tenant farmers), planters, distributors, consumers, and bankers. Their collective stories give significance to the investment of some of the hardest-working people, with the least amount of return. Their commitment to work reflects dignity, pride and a distinct vision of promise for future generations.

     Khafre, Inc would like to present either an individual presentation or a panel that includes Ed Dwight and C. Sade Turnipseed, 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 and appreciation 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 the world, particularly in the American South and specfically in the Mississippi Delta AKA “The Cotton Kingdom;” making the Global Cotton Empire the most important manufacturing industry in the world for over two centuries.

For more information:

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

sade@khafreinc.org, 662.347.8198

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