Interview with Arlene Sanders

Moving stories from a real estate mogul and community servant. Living Legend Arlene Sanders details how her family came to own acres of land and was able to keep, farm and develop it since the 1800’s.

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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 formerly named Lyman white. Thank you for joining us today.

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I’m Brother LD is over, and I have here a special young Lady, Ms. Arlene Cain Smith. And this young lady here has a whole lot of history, and she knows about history. Her dad did great things. Her dad, her grandfather did. And we want you to share with us all the wonderful things Where are you located?

I’m located off of Baton Rouge Parrish, outside of the city limits. And it’s a place where I was born 71 years ago.

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Well, we want to sit here and talk about this beautiful plot of land that you all have inherited and that’s part of your family. It’s beautiful. How did you acquire this?

Well, I did some research and my research involved. First of all, after I got older, I aspired to get my degree in journalism because I wanted to research this rich history my grandfather was born in the 1800’s, his name is spelled C-A-N-E, like sugarcane. And we have the biblical spelling of my native name, Cain. C-A-I-N. But this track, which was over about 111 or 114 acres from my research and with peak my curiosity about it, I wondered how in the world back in the 1800s when we were in slavery, did my family acquire such mass amount of property, which my inheritance right now is two acres. And it was six of us. And we all have two acres. We all receive a two acre traffic after the succession. In addition, we have a Cemetery that’s about an acre. And my grandfather, who was born in the 1800’s is buried there.


And I sold one tract and God knows I wish I had bought it back about three, maybe four years ago. And I sold that tract for a million dollars.

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