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What Chance Has Negro to Gain Financial Success?

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Jim Camp was a successful African American farmer in Cleveland County. Though he started life as the son of a poor farmer, through hard work and determination he would attain one of the largest farms in Cleveland County. In 1947, he owned a 785-acre farm that produced cotton and grain and a sawmill that processed the 300 acres of wood. His energy went beyond farming to teaching, and he opened a school, as well as his home, to help educate underprivileged African American children.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 39, Feb 1947, p8, 38