"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground."
-- Frederick Douglass

“Plowing Freedom’s Ground” began as a three year partnership involving the Persistent Issues in History Network and four East Alabama school systems: Lee County, Alexander City, Phenix City, and Tallapoosa County.  In 2011, Troup County from West Georgia became the fifth system to join the project. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through TAH Grant U215X090346. Additional support is provided by Auburn and Indiana Universities.