Black Americans, Cut Off From the Land

by YES! Magazine on Aug 20, 2014 | Views: 301 | Score: 0
Percent of total farmland owned and cultivated by black Americans
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YES! Magazine on Aug 14, 2014 2:44 PM said:

In 1910, at the height of black land ownership, 15 million acres of farmland—14 percent of the total—was owned and cultivated in the black community, according to the PBS series “Homecoming.” Now, less than 1 percent of farms are black-owned. Soul Fire Farm is working to change that. More:

Brad Wilson
Brad Wilson on Oct 9, 2014 2:11 PM said:

The chart shows only 2 dates, 2 numbers. See more in "The Decline of Black Farming in America," Commission on Civil Rights, 1982, when the data projected to no black farmers by 1990. That data also correlates with changes in the farm bill after 1953, when it was made worse and worse for all farmers, (leading up to today). The 50s, 60s and 70s were particularly bad, (1982 report). The later decades have been even worse. Cf. Federation of Southern Co-ops.

Madinah Noorai
Madinah Noorai on Oct 12, 2014 6:36 PM said:

The Soul Fire Farm sounds like a proactive movement for disenfranchised communities who have been cut off from the land they loved. Hope to see this succeed.