Pigford vs Glickman and the Mississippi Delta

The case of Pigford vs Glickman was a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture or also known as the USDA. This issue was caused by the fact that there was racial discrimination being used against African-American farmers. This was caused by the USDA not giving African-American farmers a loan because they did not have credit. This caused many people to lose their land, revert to share crops or tenant farming. Some areas in the United States were affected more than others by this discrimination and one of these areas is the Mississippi Delta. The Mississippi Delta stretches from the southern point of Illinois to the southern tip of Louisiana. This region suffered a significant amount because of the discimination since two-thirds of the farmers in this region are African-Americans. The Mississippi Delta has a strong African American background and culture that has been there for centuries.


"Pigford v. Glickman." Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 2 Nov. 2021, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigford_v._Glickman

"History and Culture of the Mississippi Delta Region." National Parks Service, US Department of Interior, https://www.nps.gov/locations/lowermsdeltaregion/history-and-culture-of-... Layout of the Delta


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