Dr. Gail Myers is a cultural anthropologist who earned the Doctorate in Anthropology from Ohio State University, the Masters in Applied Anthropology from Georgia State University and the Bachelors in English from Florida State University

 

She is also the Co-founder of Farms to Grow, Inc, and has been advocating for African America farmers for more than 20 years.  Dr. Myers began researching African American farmers while at Ohio State University in 1997.  Her passion for Black farmers developed as a result of hearing stories of their loss and struggles without recognition for their contributions.  Myers is considered an expert in the anthropology of African American farming.

 

In 1920, there were 920,000 black farmers in the United States, although many of those were sharecroppers and tenant farmers.  Today there are 42,000.  Dr. Myers' overarching goal is to preserve the stories, and honor the legacy and the lives of African American famers.

Click the link below to listen to KPFA interview of Dr. Myers

 http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/87590

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