Black Farmer Art Exhibition
Bridging Art and Farming: A Celebration of Farming history, Achievements, Challenges & Opportunities for black farmers
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund is hosting the black farmer art exhibit inaugural event entitled, “Bridging Art and Farming: A Celebration of Black Farmer History, Achievements Challenges & Opportunities”. This pop-up exhibit will be held in four US cities (Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago, and Birmingham). We will launch in Atlanta on April 30th, 2020 at the Carter Presidential Center and are requesting your support and attendance during the panel discussion at the Atlanta exhibit. The exhibit serves as a Capital Campaign fundraiser for the Federation and an education series. Our goal is to showcase the life of black farmers and tell the story of the families that continue to be keepers of the land and food providers. FSC/LAF also wants to educate a new generation on the contribution of black farmers and the importance of land ownership and food sovereignty.
FSC/LAF believes that it is time we share the stories and photos of black farm life in a positive light as well as educate present generations on the history of farming, cooperatives, and land ownership.
Land is one of the greatest and most valuable assets African American farmers possess. The causes of underutilization and loss of rural black land are numerous and complex, but none is more notable than heirs’ property. Heirs Property is created when a landowner dies without a will, or other forms of estate planning, for the transfer of ownership of land to another prior to death. It is imperative that we educate and prepare a whole new generation of young farmers and landowners in order to prevent land loss.