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Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

Posted on: September 3, 2021

We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy

We Are Each Other's Harvest

by Natalie Baszile

Harvest season is a good time to explore Black people’s connection to the land, and this beautiful volume does just that, covering the years from Emancipation to the present. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Baszile explores this crisis, through the farmers' personal experiences. The Returning Generation--young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors, talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations.

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