Learn about African Americans in Agriculture
African American History Month Resources (PDF | 59KB) (PDF | 59KB)
USDA. ARS. Office of Outreach, Diversity, and Equal Opportunity
Resources for 2012 African American History Month.
Materials about African Americans in Agriculture
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Learn about George Washington Carver
Learn about Dr. Carver's many contributions to agriculture -he did far more than just work with peanuts!
Black Farming and Land Loss: A History
Public Broadcasting System.
Documents the history of Blacks in farming from the newly freed slaves of 1863 to today. Includes a timeline, stories of Black farmers and their descendants, and a teachers' guide.
Images of African American Agricultural Laborers
New York Public Library.
View a number of historical images depicting African American agricultural laborers in their work. Additional historical material can be found in the NYPL Digital Gallery titled "Africana & Black History."
Land and Power: Sustainable Agriculture and African Americans
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE).
Provides the perspectives of various Black American cultural leaders about land and power as they relate to sustainable agriculture and Black American traditions. A PDF download of the book is available, as is the option to purchase a print copy.
African American History at American Memory
Library of Congress.
Search the African American History category within the American Memory collections at the Library of Congress. American Memory makes available historical documents and photographs on all topics of American history.
Historical State: African Americans Timeline
North Carolina State University
Tracks events and legislation of importance to African Americans covering 1860 through the present, with a focus on North Carolina State University.
1890 National Scholars Program
USDA. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.
Explains the focus and purpose of the program, from the eligibility requirements to the benefits gained via the scholarships offered. Also lists the eighteen Historically Black Land-Grant Universities that participate in the program. Provides application information and deadlines.
Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association
Created to respond to the issues and concerns of Black farmers in the U.S. and abroad, and to inform, enlighten, and educate the world about the past, present, and future of African-American farmers.