Farmers Leonard and Alyce Julien

From a lineage of successful farmers and innovators they tell their families story of accomplishment and heart ache. Their father invented the mechanical sugar cane planter. Great description of life in the small village of Modeste Louisiana on Highway 405, north of the parish seat of Donaldsonville, between Hohen Solms, and Philadelphia Point. Shameful story of the theft of Black owned farms with the assistance/direction of the federal government. Living Legend

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Count Time Podcast Living Legends Leonard and Alyce Julien 

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Selected quotes and notes from Count Time Podcast with LD Azobra Interview with Leonard and Alyce Julien

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Good evening. Good evening. Good evening it’s 4:00 PM. Stand up it’s count time, time for every man and woman to stand up and be counted. Welcome to another edition of Count Time podcast. I am brother LD Azobra. Thank you for joining us today.

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As you all know, we keep it real on this podcast. We keep a lot of great information, a lot of great historic information about the history, the past of those who come and gone, who have done great things and still are doing great things things. And today we got a family here. We got two wonderful people here of the family. We have Ms. Alyce Julien Smith. Welcome to Count Time. And we have the elder brother, Leonard Julien Jr. We’re going to talk about the great history of his family, his dad, his uncle, and the Julien family. And the tradition of this great family is still working as a family, together as a family. And ever since I’ve been knowing them, they have always operated as a family. I appreciate so we’d like to welcome you to Count Time today.

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Thank you.

And we’re going to have some fun here today. We’re going to talk about some history. We’re going to talk about the past, present and the future because you have a lot of family, right?

Just in our family, I got up to like just in my immediate me, him and all our brothers and sisters, we got right at 100 down to our great grandkids. We right at 100 and some hundred plus. Just the eleven of us.

We want to talk about your family tradition. So your mom and dad, where were they from?

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My father was from Hohen Solms.,Up the road about 3 miles.And that’s where my grandfather started buying property and he built his home there and he had eight children. He was born a slave. Once freed, he moved and came with three man and he started a logging business. And my grandfather graduated from Straight University in New Orleans a carpenter, he started building houses.