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Farming A Legacy

download (2)FRIDAY 6/12 AAACC  (Buriel Clay Theater) 5:15pm
Farming A Legacy (25m, U S A) dir. by Rodney Sutton
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The number of black-owned farms peaked in 1920.  Experts predict that within the next twenty years, black-owned farms will cease to exist.

farmingalegacy-sqThis project is about black farmers in Calvert County, Maryland who have survived for generations against incredible odds, acquired and accumulated land, and have found ways to continue a family farming legacy born on the backs of their slave ancestors.  This project will document a black farmer’s way of life that is rapidly disappearing from the American landscape, while raising awareness and a deeper understanding about the plight, history, and experiences of the black farmer today.

 

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