The Story of African-American Farmers
Beacon Press, 9780807009635, 240pp.
Publication Date: January 6, 2002
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Praise For Homecoming: The Story of African-American Farmers…
Homecoming tells a distressing story but delivers an uplifting message. --Jim Hightower
"Revisiting the unbearable hardships encountered by my great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents as they sought to survive the inhuman sharecropping system of the post-Civil War South-a system in many ways more brutal than slavery-my heart breaks again. But reading Homecoming's account of our ancestors' determined humility, obdurate courage, and fierce pride in and love of the land, my heart is healed. I see why there is such a thing as ancestor worship. I could not love my sharecropping ancestors more if I had created them myself. That black Southerners still love nature and revere the earth is the legacy of a people whose innate elegance and dignity was always expressed in essentials." --Alice Walker