Still Fighting for Their Forty Acres And A Mule:
The Plight Of Black Farmers
. Gary Grant, Pres., Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Assn., N.C.
. Eddie Carthan, Pres., Mississippi Family Farmers Association
. Hezekiah Gibson, Pres.. United Farmers, USA , S.C.

It’s been more than a decade since Black farmers filed a lawsuit against
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, because of decades of discrimination.
Thousands of farmers have not yet had their day in court or been allowed
to file a claim even though the second phase of the suit (known as
Pigford v Vilsack) was settled in February 2010. The reason for this is that
Congress has not provided the $1.25 billion for farmers, who through no
fault of their own, suffered discrimination from the same government that
now denies them relief.
Alice Walker Remembers Her Parents:
The Plight of Black Sharecroppers

Recently, author Alice Walker accepted an award from the Federation of
Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. Her brief but insightful
remarks convey a sense of the real value of life and what we work for,
as we continue to build bridges. Alice Walker talks about her parents
who were sharecropers, their struggles and the sacrifices they made for her.
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