Relocalization of Food Production African American Land Retention

A TIMELINE: Contributing Factors to African American Land Loss. In spite of neglect, hostility and sanctioned racial violence by the federal government and the southern states, by 1910 African Americans had acquired over 15 million acres of farmland and controlled 218,000 black farms. African American farmers now own less than 3 million acres of farmland and comprise less than 1% of US farmers.