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Black Farmers, Homeowners, Renters and Land

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AAPolitical Slugfest

AAPolitical Slugfest


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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Thursday that the government will finally close a long, painful chapter in the history of American civil rights -- a chapter largely unnoticed by mainstream media, unnoticed even to many deeply involved in farm policy over the last several decades. It is now up to Congress to provide the funds to bring an end to this history of injustice. Given the spread of post-Civil War discrimination across rural areas that were largely in the South, the efforts to help African Americans establish themselves and thei