African American Farmers in the Civil Rights Era

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In the years that followed the second World War, from 1940 and 1974, the number of African American farmers fell from 681,790 to just 45,594--a drop of 93 percent. Join Pete Daniel, retired curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, for an exploration of African American farmers' fierce fight to remain on the land in the face of discrimination during the Civil Rights era.