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filled with both sorrow and hope. Wilson Moran’s ancestors were taken from a village in Sierra Leone to finally settle on Harris Neck, a peninsula 40 miles south of Savannah. Moran, 61, leads a tour of the area, telling the ongoing story of his fight to reclaim land taken by eminent domain by the U.S. government during World War II. Meanwhile, his mother, Mary, 84, serves up cuisine and sings a song passed down through the ages.

Much of Harris Neck may now be a birding and naturalists paradise, but Moran, like many of the people of these islands, is waiting for the day his people can again thrive on their own land under the beautiful, Spanish moss-strewn trees.

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