The Black Farmers' Historian

Monica M. White, Ph.D.
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“Freedom Farmers is an incredible love letter helping Black people return to and reclaim our true agrarian, radical, collective selves.” – Dara Cooper

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Meticulously researched, trenchantly analyzed, and engagingly written, this book brings to life the culture, the theorists, the scientists, the farmers, and the organizers that have kept agriculture at the center of African American emancipation, civil rights, and present-day movements for human rights and self-determination. From a rising activist-scholar, a visionary book of remembrance and hope. –Eric Holt-Gimenez, executive director of Food First

A refreshing and potentially paradigm-shifting study, combining narrative and an interdisciplinary methodology that draws on archival research and ethnography. It moves the African American agrarian experience into the twentieth century, reconceptualizing it, not just as an experience of oppression, but as a strategic approach to black liberation. –Sundiata Cha-Jua, University of Illinois