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The Legacy of American Black Farmers

We are Each Other's Harvest
We are Each Other's Harvest

In the decades after slavery ended, there were many American Black farmers. Now the number has dwindled, from roughly a million to around 45,000.

The contributions of Black farmers to American food systems and culture and more are celebrated in the book We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy.

The book defies genre a bit; author Natalie Baszile includes prose, photographs, and poetry to tell the stories of Americans working the land. The author visits with an overview.

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