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'A new breed': Chef creates '40 Acres & a Mule Project' to develop more Black farmers

In June last year, the chef Adrian Lipscombe launched the “40 Acres and a Mule Project,” a reference to the broken promise of reparations for American slaves after the Civil War, with the goal of buying 40 acres of land for Black farmers. In just five months of fundraising, she was able to purchase 38 acres of land in Helena, S.C., and a year later, Lipscombe plans to buy more land and to turn her dream of “preserving the legacy of Black farmers and the legacy of Black food ways” into a reality.

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