In the contract Tait rents a piece of his land in Wilcox County, Alabama, to Hill for a year: "...Hill is permitted to clear land & build houses, without expense to said Tait excepting nails & flooring." In exchange, Tait will receive one-fourth of...
Bocock will furnish the land and stock, and he will advance his employees provisions each week; the freedmen will pay for their own expenses and receive one-third of the all the crops. A provision at the end of the contract (which is in a different...
In the letter Strudwick discusses family members and acquaintances; expresses remorse for encouraging some of his relatives to move to California; and complains about the improved status of African Americans (whom he refers to collectively as...
The ASCU was established by the Communist Party in 1931, and most of its members were African Americans. The letters are from L. N. Duncan, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service, and Bradford Knapp, president of Auburn University....
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