Holding On to Our Family Land

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"Grab this land! Take it, hold it...dig it, plow it, seed it, reap it, rent it, buy it, sell it, own it, build it, multiply it, and pass it on!" Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

In 1910, nearly one million black farmers in the U.S. owned a total of 15 million acres; by 1969 they held only 6 million acres.

In 1920, blacks owned 14% of the nation’s farms; today, there are only 18,000 black farmers, representing less than 1% of all farms. Why are we lossing our land? What can we do to educate our youth about the importance of holding on to the land and purchasing land? Please join host Antoinette Harrell for this discussion.

 

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