Agrarian Trust

Black Agrarianism: Resistance

A woman holds her child at a Southern Tenant Farmers Union meeting in 1937. Photo courtesy of the Kheel Center at Cornell University.

Food First continues to break down walls in their Dismantling Racism in the Food System series in their newest piece, Black Agrarianism: Resistance.  The piece serves as a study of the historical context of black farming, how slavery and freedom influenced the Black Agrarian Liberation Movements of the 1960’s and 70’s, and the declaration of sovereignty of the Republic of New Afrika in 1968.  We thank Food First for this series and for continuing to shine light on the varied identities of the American land movements and American farmers.  Read the full piece here.