As the creator of this website and the owner of several unique social media platforms, I feel it is my responsibility to use these platforms to educate the public on the plight of the American Black farmer. In order to understand their plight, we have to listen to their story. When I say "listen," I mean listen for clarity.
These are real people who are losing their land, had it taken away and are suffering in a way that the average person probably could not understand.
How many of us know a full-time Black farmer? Someone who farms for a living. Black Farmers are distant from most people. Unless you personally know a Black farmer, you don't have a link or emotional connection...until NOW!
Watch farmer Bernice Atchinson share her experiences of injustice hands of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Pay attention to the perspective of academic, filmmaker (“I’m Just a Layman in Pursuit of Justice: Black Farmers Fight Against USDA”), and longtime Black farmer supporter Dr. Waymon Hinson.
Listen to this proud farmer talk about how he did not miss one payment to the USDA and still lost 650 acres and how he has been trying for years to get into the slaughtering business.
Farmer Michael Stovall refuses to accept anything that is not fair. After almost 3 decades, he continues the fight against the USDA.
Eddie Slaughter is a third-generation farmer from Buena Vista, Georgia. If you're not emotionally moved by his story, you don't have a soul. According to Slaughter, “... A landless people is a helpless people.”