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| Episode 53: Dr. Monica White on "Freedom Farmers"

Today’s guest is Dr. Monica M. White, assistant professor of environmental justice, urban agriculture and community food systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement published this month. On the show we talk about the history of farming in Black liberation and her favorite restaurants in Madison, Wisconsin.

Publications & Press

In Common

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Journal Articles

VISIT: Academia.edu/MonicaMWhite


White, Monica M.  2011. “D-Town Farm:  African American Resistance to Food Insecurity and the Transformation of Detroit.”  Environmental Practice.  Vol. 13 (4).  White, Monica M.  2011. 


“Sisters of the Soil:  Urban Gardening as Resistance in Detroit.”  Race/Ethnicity:  Multicultural Global Contexts. Race/Ethnicity:  Multicultural Global Contexts.  Vol. 5 (1). White, Monica, M.  2010.


“Shouldering Responsibility for the Delivery of Human Rights:  A Case Study of the D-Town Farmers of Detroit,” Race/Ethnicity: Multicultural Global Contexts, Vol. 3 (2):  189-212. White, Monica, M.  2009.

Additional Writings

Chapters in Edited Volumes: Race Struggles

White, Monica, M.  2009. “Socio-Psychological Processes in Racial Formation:  A Case Study of the Autobiographies of Former Black Panther Party Members,” in Race Struggles, edited by S. Cha-Jua, T. Koditschek, & H. Neville. University of Illinois Press.


White, Monica, M.  2011. “Detroit, Race and Urban Gardening.”  When We Dream Together: Creating Communities of Opportunity.  Read

White, Monica, M.  2010. “D-Town: African American Farmers, Food Security and Detroit.”  Black Agenda Report. Read