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Field of Dreams

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In the 1930s and ‘40s, black farmers settled in rural Halifax County to farm under a program that originated as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The Tillery Farms Resettlement project aimed to compose a percentage of blacks in the farming population, improve their economic prospects and make them self-sufficient, and stabilize the larger agricultural economy that collapsed during the Depression. More than two-hundred black families have owned farms in Tillery, and generations remain on the land they worked.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 85 Issue 1, June 2018, p84-90, por, bibl