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FREE READ ↠ Freedom Farmers ë In May 1967 internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative FFC A community based rural and economic development project FFC would grow to over 600 acres offering a means for local sharecroppers tenant farmers and domestic woOrganizations they formed Whereas existing scholarship generally views agriculture as a site of oppression and exploitation of black people this book reveals agriculture as a site of resistance and provides a historical foundation that adds meaning and context to current conversations around the resurgence of food justicesovereignty movements in urban spaces like Detroit Chicago Milwaukee New York City and New Orlea. It's been a few

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Farm presented an alternative to the second wave of northern migration by African Americans an opportunity to stay in the South live off the land and create a healthy community based upon building an alternative food system as a cooperative and collective effort Freedom Farmers expands the historical narrative of the black freedom struggle to embrace the work roles and contributions of southern black farmers and the. Assistant Profe

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Freedom FarmersIn May 1967 internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative FFC A community based rural and economic development project FFC would grow to over 600 acres offering a means for local sharecroppers tenant farmers and domestic workers to pursue community wellness self reliance and political resistance Life on the cooperative. so enlightening