Where Furrows Run Deep by Jeffrey Sauger
Posted on August 12th, 2021
In 2017, according to the USDA, only about 49,000 farmers out of 3.4 million across the country were Black. A century ago there were nearly one million Black farmers.
Agriculture was an intregal part of Black middle class life, and with a loss of 90% of their land came the loss of generational wealth.
Jeffrey Sauger photographed these farms in 2001 in Ohio, Virginia, North and South Carolina.