Zion Christian Cemetery, Memphis, TN by Spencer D. Wood all rights reserved.
I have been interested for some time in the black land movement and especially encourage you to follow links and find out more about it. Black land loss is a considerable problem. As Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro have recently brought to our attention in their important book, Black Wealth/White Wealth, income discrepancies have declined but wealth inequalities have worsened between Blacks and Whites. A portion of this inequality pertains to African-American owned land.
Spencer D. Wood and Cheryl Ragar. September 2012. Grass Tops Democracy: Institutional Discrimination in the Civil Rights Violations of Black Farmers. Journal of Pan African Studies, 5:6(Sept)16-36.
(from Spencer D. Wood and Jess Gilbert. 2000. Returning African-American Farmers to the Land: Recent Trends and a Policy Rationale. The Review of Black Political Economy 27:4(Spring)43-64.)
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Community Based Organizations
The Concerned Citizens of Tillery
USDA Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights