“A pig and a garden”: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Freedom Farms Cooperative

@article{White2017APA,
  title={“A pig and a garden”: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Freedom Farms Cooperative},
  author={Monica Marie White},
  journal={Food and Foodways},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={20 - 39}
}
  • M. White
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • History
  • Food and Foodways
ABSTRACT Much of the scholarship on the work and legacy of activist Fannie Lou Hamer concentrates on her tireless efforts for civil/human rights and African American representation and access to electoral politics. This article brings to light an important project she started in 1969, Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC) in Sunflower County, MS. An agricultural cooperative built on 680-acres, Freedom Farms included a pig bank, Head Start program, community gardens, commercial kitchen, a garment… 

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