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Bookworm: 'The Courage to Hope'

...position of Georgia Director of Rural Development. Though it seemed, at first, that the office was meant to help black farmers, Sherrod saw that farming wasn't a racial issue. All farmers needed help and she was happy to get involved.So...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2012-08-28/bookworm-courage-hope
Farmer fights discrimination

...lawsuit Pigford v. Glickman. He and about 400 other black farmers sued the U.S. government after they were unfairly...because of his skin color. So, King joined the National Black Farmers Association, and national president John Boyd asked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-01-17/farmer-fights-discrimination
Latest News
Farmers keep ham-and-eggs contest alive

...Battles, a perennial contender in the show. He is a member of the Lowndes Improvement Association, a group of mostly black farmers who have helped keep the show going. "They're carrying on the tradition of rearing hogs that will produce the quality...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/19/met_57627.shtml
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Coffee table books: Black history and culture, from Dr. King to B.B. King

...dwindling. And that's especially true of black farmers. So in 1999, photographer John Francis Ficara...what could be the final generation of American black farmers. The result is "Black Farmers in America" (The University Press of Kentucky...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/14/art_55915.shtml
Arts
Quit carping about racial unfairness

...many, many years, and they aren't in the news every other day complaining about their hard lives. Before, it was black farmers, Now, it's black football coaches. This past summer, it was black actors and actresses who didn't get enough...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/27/let_432495.shtml
Letters
Farmers want promised money

...Simmons is one of thousands of black farmers in South Carolina, Georgia and...000 award in damages to affected black farmers and to forgive certain debts. But though 13,000 black farmers have been paid more than $650...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/03/met_430235.shtml
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Slain officer's Klan connections come under debate

...said her father once broke up a Klan march through downtown Aiken and sometimes paid the tax bills of poor white and black farmers who were in danger of foreclosure. She also said her father's body was never taken to the county courthouse and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/12/met_372386.shtml
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Find out what your ancestors were doing in 1930

...County, Mo. The 1900 Census found that they had all moved to Kansas, possibly forced out by neighbors who opposed black farmers in their community. The unlocking of the 1930 census could add more pieces to the puzzle of Crews' family history...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/26/liv_340976.shtml
Life & style
Wachovia prepares to vote on merger

...their decision," she said. The Wachovia meeting also is expected to feature a protest by members of the National Black Farmers Association, whose members say minority farmers and small business owners are being denied access to credit by all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/02/bus_316429.shtml
Business
Black farmers hope settlement stems woes

...department discriminated against black farmers by denying loans and farm programs...payment of all USDA debt for any black farmer who applied for loans and programs...Solomon said, there were about 30 black farmers in Screven County. Today, there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/04/met_249206.shtml
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