TITLE

Black farmer lawsuit certified

AUTHOR(S)
Muhammad, Simon Booker
PUB. DATE
October 1998
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;10/29/98, Vol. 89 Issue 44, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Afro-American farmers against the United States Agriculture Department in 1997 has been officially designated as a class action lawsuit by US District Court Judge Paul Friedman. Classification of Afro-American farmers qualifying for the class action; Proposed legislation to ensure that the farmers will be justly compensated.
ACCESSION #
1259018

 

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