Description: Vintage Rare Freedom Farm Co-Op Bumper Sticker in very good unused condition. Dated inscribed on the reverse side "1971" and also includes location, "Sunflower County, Mississippi”. Adhesive in tact. Minor creasing on corner. Measures 14.25" wide x 3.75” tall. See photos.
About: The Freedom Farm Co-Op was founded by Fannie Lou Hamer in 1969 with a $10,000 donation from Measure for Measure, a charitable organization based in Wisconsin. The organization empowered poor Black farmers and sharecroppers, who, for generations, had been at the mercy of the local white landowners. The cost of membership for the co-op was $1 a month. The co-op planted cash crops like soybeans and cotton to pay taxes and administrative expenses. The rest of the land was sowed with vegetables, like cucumbers, peas, beans, squash, and collard greens, all of which was distributed back to those who worked on the co-op. In 1970, the co-op purchased an additional 640 acres for cultivation. The organization flourished for a few years, but without institutional backing, was unable to survive. To learn more about the work and legacy of the Freedom Farm Co-Op, visit here.
The time has come now when we are going to have to get what we need ourselves. We may get a little help, here and there, but in the main we’re going to have to do it ourselves. - Fannie Lou Hamer
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