Ani DiFranco Cancels Retreat that Was To Be Held On Former Slave Plantation

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I was never a huge Ani DiFranco fan, but I loved (and still do love) her song “32 Flavors.” DiFranco, a feminist (some would appendage the word “icon” in front of that “feminist”) was set to hold a songwriting retreat at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, Louisiana, a small town just outside of her hometown, New Orleans. Some people caught wind of where the retreat was to be held and demanded DiFranco cancel the event. Eventually, after enough of a kerfuffle, the event was cancelled, and DiFranco wrote an open letter explaining why the event was originally scheduled to take place at Nottoway, how she discovered the history of the location, and why she didn’t immediately cancel the event. . . .

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