It was the development of farming that unlocked the rest of human technology, so it is somewhat apropos that as our agrarian roots are severed, so too does our society crumble. This is true for all but especially true for black Americans. 100 years ago, black Americans made up 14 percent of all farmers, owning and working 15 million acres of land. That number was too small then, but now black Americans account for less than 1 percent of all farmers in America. This is from a host of afflictions including factory farms, globalization, institutional racism and more. Author and photographer John Francis Ficara trekked across America for 4 years, documenting the struggles of black farmers. Black Farmers in America contains over 100 photographs, beautifully documenting what is perhaps the end of an era.
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