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A re-examination of the effects of the New Deal on blacks in North Carolina that dispels some previously accepted scholarship by the New Left that had indicted the program, as well as more recent scholarship that underestimated the negative effects of the program on Southern blacks.
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.