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Attorney Fights For Black Farmers

Jillian Hishaw is fighting for Black farmers who faced discrimination, after her own family lost their Oklahoma farm due to theft.

Jillian Hishaw is fighting for Black farmers who faced discrimination, after her own family lost their Oklahoma farm due to theft.

The author, agricultural attorney, and nonprofit leader wants to make sure the families of mostly older Black farmers feel peace of mind before they pass away. She believes her actions can help restore the legacy her grandfather wanted her to leave, according to Capital B.

But, the fight hasn’t been easy for Hishaw. She told the outlet, “With all of the [lawsuits] filed by the white farmers, they got discovery within days, and they got an injunction within days … for me representing all Black farmers, whether it’s in front of whatever court, they’re not even giving me discovery,” she said.

The private Sandersville Railroad Co. is trying to seize the property through eminent domain for a new railroad, despite resistance from Smith and other Black residents who refused to sell, Capital B reported.

Sandersville’s president, Benjamin Tarbutton III, believes economic development and jobs are most important, stating, “The American dream starts with a job.” He claimed he wanted to seize the land for his railroad to create jobs, Capital B reported.

Despite barriers, Black families press on to preserve their land legacy. Attorney Bill Maurer with the Institute for Justice, who represents Sparta property owners, questioned Tarbutton. “Do you think part of the American dream is having property without it being taken for others use?” he asks.

This clash represents the ongoing struggle by Black families across America to retain their land against racism, discrimination, and theft.

Source: Black Enterprise

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