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  • Jul 16-22, 2003
  • Vol. 20, No. 30


  • Of the soil
  • Of the soil

    With history and a government loan system stacked against them, black farmers are an endangered species in North Carolina
  • Rebels and survivors
  • Rebels and survivors

    Blue mold and Klan threats, tomato virus and denied loans are just some of the obstacles local black farmers have faced in their long history on the land
  • A dream denied
  • A dream denied

    For years, Shade Johnson and his family have been fighting to own and hold on to their farmland--and the government has been their biggest problem






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