Elsie Herring

As we sat on her front porch for our interview, the sprinklers kicked on and Elsie had to hold a paper towel over her mouth so she could continue to speak.

Elsie Herring, the great-granddaughter of a freed slave, became an environmental activist after a hog CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) replaced the small family farm next door to her family’s property.

Filming by Kelly Guerin / Editing by Nardine Groch.