John Boyd Jr. and the battle for black farmers (39 images)

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Dr. John Boyd, Jr., a Virginia farmer, has lobbied the White House and Congress for the better part of two decades on behalf of black farmers. .A $1.25 billion settlement he helped to negotiate in February for the federal government to compensate black farmers has become ensnared in Washington. .Meanwhile, many elderly farmers who stand to benefit are dying before they can seek restitution..Their case, known as the black farmers settlement, and commonly referred to as Pigford II, is the...
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