PBS American Portrait

Saving Ancestral Land From Auction

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Dwight is of Gullah heritage, descendants of West African enslaved people who have preserved their culture along the southeastern coastal United States. But with property taxes increasing due to predatory development and intensifying gentrification, Dwight must come up with the money to pay his tax bill or his family's ancestral land will be sold at county tax auction.

Aired: 01/19/21 | Rating: TV-PG

Funding for PBS American Portrait provided by Anne Ray Foundation, Target, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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