Zion Christian Cemetery, Memphis, TN, neglected cemetery with the bodies of 20,000 former slaves, by Spencer D. Wood all rights reserved.
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Civil Rights Action Team Report, USDA
The 1997 CRAT Report of the USDA documented significant civil rights violations on the part of the Department in its treatment of both clients and employees of color. Unfortunately the report is not available in electronic form from the USDA. I have scanned the report in and make it available here for your use. Below and via Black Farmers and Black Landowners tab above, you can access this important report. Please check back as I intend to also digitize the 1982 Civil Rights Commission Report with its similar findings.
Civil Rights at the USDA, Part One
Civil Rights at the USDA, Part Two (Appendices)
Current Projects and Recent Pubs
"History as Community-Based Research and the Pedagogy of Discovery: Teaching Racial Inequality, Documenting Local History, and Building Links Between Students and Communities in Mississippi and Tennessee," with Ricardo Samuel, 2012, Journal of Rural Social Science, 27:2:32-49.
"Grass Tops Democracy: Institutional Discrimination in the Civil Rights Violations of Black Farmers," with Cheryl R. Ragar. 2012, Journal of Pan African Studies, 5:6(Sept)16-36.
"Black Farmers United: The Struggle Against Powers and Principalities." March 2012, Journal of Pan African Studies, with Gary R. Grant and Willie J. Wright.
"He Was Non-Violent, But My Boys Weren't": The Hegemonic Myth of Non-Violence and the Construction of a Black Identity." December 2010, Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies, with Ricardo Samuel
Black Power and Uncle Sam: The New Deal Origins of Black Power in Mississippi
Harlem on the Mississippi: Race and Black Culture in Memphis, 1930-1970, with Ricardo Samuel, two flash files below tell more about the project
Black Harvest: Sowing Seeds of Democracy in the Rural South Through State Experimentation, with Jess Gilbert (University of Wisconsin)
Urban Agriculture, Building Civic Community, and Challenging Health Disparities in Kansas City, KS, with Laszlo Kulcsar, Nozella Brown, and Cultivate Kansas City.
Sociology 822, Intro. to Quantitative Methods
If your are taking or interested in taking a course with me at Kansas State University:
204 Waters Hall, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
Xsdwood AT ksu DOT edu (remove the X before sending email).