Black Farmers

Watch This Important Black Farmer Documentary Virtually For FREE


Farmer Facts

The number of black farmers in America peaked in 1920, when there were 949,889. Today, of the country’s 3.4 million total farmers, only 1.3%, or 45,508, are black, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture in 2019. By comparison, 95% of US farmers are white. 

For several months now, the trailer for “I’m Just a Layman in Pursuit of Justice: Black Farmers Fight Against USDA ,” written and directed by Shoun A. Hill and Dr. Waymon Hinson, has been shown on our site, specifically on the “Speak The Truth,” segment of our site featuring Harold Bell.  The trailer highlights some of the stories of injustices that Black farmers experienced at the hands of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its Farm Service Agency (FSA).


You can now view the entire film virtually for FREE at the Food Justice Film Festival sponsored by the Center for Biological Diversity on September 15-18.  Click on this link Film Festival Plus – Film ( and register.  For those of you who have not seen the trailer, you can watch it below.

About Dr. Waymon Hinson

Waymon Hinson is a retired storyteller after 26 years in academics and 8 years with an Indian tribe. He has been involved with the Black Farmer Movement since 1994 as a consultant, author, writer, BFAA board member, and advocate. He currently serves as an advisor for the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees and has participated in efforts to shape “The Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2020.” He has spoken at numerous state, regional, national, and international conferences on matters related to justice. He is also a frequent interviewee on radio broadcasts related to the documentary and the plight of the Black farmer.

About Shoun A. Hill

Shoun Hill is a photographer based in New York City, who  is now  a visiting professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Originally from Frederick, MD., Hill began photographing professionally in 1993 for The Gleaner in Henderson, KY., after getting his Master of Arts degree from Ohio University.  He has worked as a staff photographer for newspapers in Memphis, Tenn., and Orlando, Fla., as well as, doing internships in Minneapolis, Minn., and Louisville, Ky.  While a staff photographer, Shoun photographed Super Bowls, NBA basketball games, and presidential elections. He has also been a part of gallery shows in Ohio, Florida, Illinois and New York.

Watch The Show Below and Learn From Several Black Farmers About Their Current Fight with Our Government Hosted by Harold Bell and Lawrence Lucas (President Emeritus, USDA Coalition of Minority Employees)

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