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mobi Ù Freedom Farmers Hardcover Ð randarenewables î 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 meanOrganizations 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 years since I've sat down to read an educational text on agriculture so it took me longer to read than I would have preferred As a small farmer and a lover of history this book offers an enthralling perspective on the history of Black Americans and their relationships to agriculture which has not always been one of slavery and exploitation The author speaks of Civil Rights Era endeavors that connected people and communities to the land as a means of survival and political resistance She also highlights current efforts in Detroit that are using an agricultural foundation to strengthen individuals and communities Favorite uote in the bookDown where we are food is used as a political weapon But if you have a pig in your backyard if you have some vegetables in your garden you can feed yourself and your family and nobody can push you around If we have something like some pigs and some gardens and a few things like that even if we have no jobs we can eat and we can look after our families Fannie Lou Hamer

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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 workers to pursue community wellness self reliance and political resistance Life on the cooperative Freedom Farmers expands the historical narrative of the black freedom struggle to embrace the work roles and contributions of southern black farmers and the organizations 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 Orleans

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Freedom FarmersFarm 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 This book was unexpectedly fantastic It has completely reframed my understanding of both agriculture and Black American history in a way that better incorporates Black farmers It made me think differently about George Washington Carver as someone with a focus on restorative sustainable agriculture