Her Family Owned Slaves. How Can She Make Amends?

Stacie Marshall, who inherited a Georgia farm, is trying on a small scale to address a generations-old wrong that still bedevils the nation.

Stacie Marshall, who has inherited a farm in the northwest corner of Georgia, learned that her ancestors kept enslaved people. She is trying to bring that history to light and help heal her community.Credit…Nydia Blas for The New York Times

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By Kim Severson

DIRT TOWN VALLEY, Ga. — Just before people started to take the pandemic seriously, Stacie Marshall slipped into the back of a conference room in Athens, Ga., and joined two dozen Black farmers in a marketing seminar called “Collards Aren’t the New Kale.”

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