The Legacy of American Black Farmers
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.