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For information on the book Homecoming: The Story of African-American Farmers by Charlene Gilbert and Quinn Eli, visit the publisher's Web site.

Credits: Archival photos courtesy of the Library of Congress. Modern-day photos by Narcel G. Reedus and Vickie A. Smith.


Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, Land Loss Prevention Project and Land Loss Fund
Web site for the non-profit organization helps black landowners that face legal, economic, and environmental challenges.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Civil Rights Page
Includes reports, hearings, news releases and policy information.

Encyclopedia Britannica: Guide to Black History
Comprehensive site includes articles, photos, film clips, audio recordings, links and classroom activities.

Library of Congress: The African-American Mosaic
This exhibit marks the publication of the Library's resource guide to the institution's African- American collections covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western Hemisphere.

The National Civil Rights Museum
This museum shows the civil rights movement in exhibit form and illustrates its impact on human rights globally. If you can't go to Memphis, take the Web site's interactive tour.

Cyndi's List
Expansive African-American general resource site connects visitors to information about history, culture, genealogy, records, newsgroups, mailing lists and chat.

RootsWeb claims to be the "Internet's oldest and largest free genealogy community. Site teaches how to research and trace family trees, search lists use databases and more.


Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association
P.O. Box 61, Tillery, NC 27887
(252) 826-2800
Organizes black farmers on a national basis to promote and mobilize around the class action lawsuit.

Coordinating Council of Black Farm Groups
P.O. Box 11525, Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 765-0991
Serves as a council of black farmers organizations to build unity and to coordinate issues relevant to black farmers.

Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
2769 Church Street, East Point, GA 30344
(404) 765-0991
Founded to empower poor black people in the rural South and Africa by building cooperative self-help projects, creating jobs, and saving black farmers and black-owned land.

Land Loss Prevention Project
P.O. Box 179, Durham, NC 27702
(919) 682-5969
A non-profit, public interest law firm created by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers to use legal expertise, community education, and advocacy skills to help land owners who face legal, economic, and environmental challenges to their land ownership.

National Black Farmers Association Outreach Program
P.O. Box 508, Heathsville, VA 22473
(804) 580-9089
Formed to assist small and socially disadvantaged farmers with loan applications, record keeping and technical assistance to ensure their knowledge and participation in USDA programs.


Billingsly, Andrew. Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Enduring Legacy of African-American Families. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Darling, Marsha. "Black Land Ownership," from The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. University of North Carolina Press, 1989.

DuBois, W.E.B. Black Reconstruction in America: 1860-1880. Atheneum Press, 1969.

Franklin, John Hope. From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans, Seventh Edition. McGraw Hill, 1997.

Hall, Robert L. and Carol B. Stack, eds. Holding on to the Land and the Lord: Kinship, Ritual, Land Tenure and Social Policy in the Rural South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1982.

Harley, Sharon. The Timetables of African-American History: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in African-American History. Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Jaynes, Gerald David. Branches Without Roots: Genesis of the Black Working Class in the American South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Litwack, Leon. Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. New York: Knopf, 1978.

Magdol, Edward. A Right to the Land: Essays on the Freedmen's Community. Westport: Greenwood, 1977.

McGee, Leo and Robert Boone, eds. The Black Rural Landowner - Endangered Species: Social, Political and Economic Implications. Westport: Greenwood, 1979.

Nieman, Donald G., ed. From Slavery to Sharecropping: White Land and Black Labor in the Rural South, 1865-1900. New York: Garland, 1994.

Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States. Harper & Row Publishers, Inc., 1980.

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