Black People : Descendants of slaves hold out against coal mining

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    Descendants of slaves hold out against company's attempt to mine East Texas land for coal



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    In this Tuesday, July 30, 2013 photo, Ida Finley, 101, left, wipes tears telling her family history as her granddaughter Jacquelin Finley looks on during


    DIRGIN, Texas (AP) -- Ida Finley smiles wistfully, recalling how she used to cook for an entire East Texas community — nearly all descendants of slaves. The children would grab cornbread, greens and cookies from her kitchen while their parents grew vegetables in a tiny creekside village hidden among pine forests.
    "It's been so long," she muses, gazing at old photos that dot the walls of her nursing home room some 30 miles from Dirgin.

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