Friday, December 17, 2010

United States Settles with Black Farmers for Discrimination

NAACP: Washington Bureau
On December 8, 2010, President Barack Obama signed historic legislation funding a settlement, known as "Pigford II" between the US Department of Agriculture and American Black farmers, many of whom had suffered decades of discrimination. The NAACP enthusiastically supported this legislation as this case had festered for years and too many black farmers lost their livelihoods, their farms, and too often their lives awaiting resolution.

For more information on the bill and the struggle, please see the attached Issue Update. Please also feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you,


Hilary O. Shelton
Director, NAACP Washington Bureau &
Senior VP for Advocacy and Policy
(202) 463-2940

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