Virtual Event | "A Struggle for Survival: Black Farmers in Alabama 1881–1940"

Event Details

End: February 14, 2024
Contact: levinsonr@freelibrary.org
More Info: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/133831

On Wednesday February 14th at 11:00 A.M., the Free Library of Philadelphia will present a Zoom program entitled

"A Struggle for Survival: Black Farmers in Alabama 1881-1940."Our guest expert for this program will be Dr. Camille Goldmon, a Historian who earned her PhD at Emory University, she is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.  As the daughter of a Third-Generation Black Farmer from Arkansas, Dr. Goldmon is both passionate and incredibley well-informed on this important subject. In the period that she is discussing, Black people had no legal rights that the white establishment was bound to respect.  African-American farmers were forced to rely on The Tuskegee Institute and their friends and neighbors for help.  They faced numerous challenges including holding on to their land,  running profitable businesses and serving as a mutual aid society for  others in their community.  This program is free, but advance registration is required. To register for this program, please email Dick Levinson at: levinsonr@freelibrary.org