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Land, Legacy and Lynching: Building the Future in Black America By MONICA DAVIS
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A century ago, the segregated South had a deep secret--black farmers owned the majority of farmland in the region. Then came the 1910 Census results along with an organized effort to drive black... More > farmers off the land. Through lynching and intimidation, and predatory use of federal farm loan programs, hundreds of thousands of black farmers, 90% of African-American farmers, were driven from the land through a 60 year orgy of lynching, murder, intimidation and theft. Many found refuge in factory towns and became middle class through factory work, especially in the auto industry. Others gathered in segregated ghettos in the nation's urban hell holes and continue to fuel the nation's prisons. Many claim the goal of federal farm policy is to drive family farmers out of business in favor of corporate agri-businesses.< Less
Land, Legacy and Lynching: Building the Future in Black America By MONICA DAVIS
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A century ago, the segregated South had a deep secret--black farmers owned the majority of farmland in the region. Then came the 1910 Census results along with an organized effort to drive black... More > farmers off the land. Through lynching and intimidation, and predatory use of federal farm loan programs, hundreds of thousands of black farmers, 90% of African-American farmers, were driven from the land through a 60 year orgy of lynching, murder, intimidation and theft. Many found refuge in factory towns and became middle class through factory work, especially in the auto industry. Others gathered in segregated ghettos in the nation's urban hell holes and continue to fuel the nation's prisons. Many claim the goal of federal farm policy is to drive family farmers out of business in favor of corporate agri-businesses.< Less
MYERS AND NEIGHBORS OF JEFFRIES CREEK, SC By Neil O. Myers
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This is over a 200 year cumulative study of the Myers families of 1700-1800 S.C. with frequent mention of their neighbors. It begins with land acquisitions in the Queensborough District and Welch... More > Grant. John Myers' descendants are all proven by Y-DNA. Previously unrecorded marriages and family relationships are revealed. Although concentrated in the Jeffries Creek area of SC, it follows Myers/Miers descendents into Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi until the mid 1800s and 1900's. Hundreds of other families are mentioned with land locations. There is considerable information about the families of Burris, Cusack, Bass, Prothro, Nettles, James, McPherson, Simmons, Chandler, and Burch. Discussed are River Road, Middle Swamp, Alligator Swamp, Muldrow’s Mill, Gardner’s Mill, Alligator Road, Claussen, Sparrow Swamp, Lake Swamp, Black Creek, Lynches River, and The Great Pee Dee River. Pioneers of Elbert & Hart Counties of Georgia and Pike, Barbour & Dale Counties of Alabama are presented.< Less
Myers and Neighbors of Jeffries Creek, SC By Neil O. Myers
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This is over a 200 year cumulative study of the Myers families of 1700-1800 S.C. with frequent mention of their neighbors. It begins with land acquisitions in the Queensborough District and Welch... More > Grant. John Myers' descendants are all proven by Y-DNA. Previously unrecorded marriages and family relationships are revealed. Although concentrated in the Jeffries Creek area of SC, it follows Myers/Miers descendents into Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi until the mid 1800s and 1900's. Hundreds of other families are mentioned with land locations. There is considerable information about the families of Burris, Cusack, Bass, Prothro, Nettles, James, McPherson, Simmons, Chandler, and Burch. Discussed are River Road, Middle Swamp, Alligator Swamp, Muldrow's Mill, Gardner's Mill, Alligator Road, Claussen, Sparrow Swamp, Lake Swamp, Black Creek, Lynches River, and The Great Pee Dee River. Pioneers of Elbert & Hart Counties of Georgia and Pike, Barbour & Dale Counties of Alabama are presented.< Less