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'Just Harvest' With Greg Francis — Part II

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On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. concludes his conversation with attorney Greg Francis, author of Just Harvest: The Story of How Black Farmers Won the Largest Civil Rights Case against the U.S. Government.

Francis was the lead attorney who won the largest civil rights settlement in the history of civil justice in this country — demanding justice for 33,000 African American farmers.

Francis talks about widespread racism and corruption that left African-American farmers without any of the supports their white counterparts received; the numerous delays and supposedly lost paperwork; five lessons he learned from African-American farmers; and the foundation he created with the proceeds from his landmark civil rights case.

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