Black farmers seeking $1.15 billion in restitution from government

Black farmers are staging rallies across the South to ask the government to pay them $1.15 billion for enduring decades of discrimination.

The largest of the seven regional rallies is planned for today at 11 a.m. on Beale Street in Handy Park.

“Black farmers were brutally mistreated and discriminated against,” said John Boyd, National Black Farmers Association president

Read more: The Commercial Appeal


February 8, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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