Book Discussion Opportunity “We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land and Legacy,” Natalie Baszile

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Date(s) - 02/11/2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Jupiter Public Library

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Book Discussion Opportunity
Saturday February 11th from 2-3:00 p.m.
Jupiter Public Library

1stUUPB member, David Traupman, is leading a series of book group co-sponsored by the Jupiter Public Library and the Abacoa Community Garden.  February’s selection is in recognition of Black History Month.


We Are E
ach Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land and Legacy 

By Natalie Baszile
(2021, 368 pps.)

In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Baszile explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle-aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The “Returning Generation”—young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors, talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations.