The Black Family Land Trust, Inc. provides educational, technical, and financial services to ensure, protect, and preserve landownership for African Americans and other historically under-served landowners. The BFLT currently works primarily in the Southeastern United States, with active projects in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Long term, BFLT envisions a nation where:
- African American families retain ownership of their land, and lost land is returned to Black ownership.
- Land valued by African American communities is protected: productive farms and forests, lands crucial to African American history, culture and heritage, lands that support Black communities economically, and environmentally sensitive land.
- African American families and communities secure and assert the power of citizenship that accrues through land ownership in a democratic society.
- Current and future generations of both urban and rural Blacks are fully engaged in the land retention struggle.
- Education, technical assistance, cooperative ventures and new and existing enterprises enable us to support economically and environmentally sound land stewardship.
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