From the founding of Cheyney University, the country’s first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in 1837, to the establishment of the 1890 Land Grant Institutions, HBCU’s have provided Black students educational, social and moral sanctuaries that has educated, nurtured, challenged, trained and motivated students for more than 179 years. These student have become leaders in their communities and throughout the world. As one of the nation’s only land trust dedicated to the preservation and protection of African American and other historically underserved peoples land assets, the Black Family Land Trust’s HBCU Engagement is both timely and fitting. Through our partnerships with HBCU’s we continue advance our respective missions of education and innovation for future generations.
What you see depends on how you view the world. To most people it is just dirt. To a farmer it is potential. ~ Doe Zantamata
Livingstone College Urban Farm
The Black Family Land Trust (BFLT) is excited to work with the Delta Grove Farm @ Livingstone College: Going Back to the Future. In 2013, the Salisbury City Council rezoned the Delta Farm as an urban farm permitting Livingstone College to put the farm into production for the first time since 1960. BFLT provides the college with technical assistance on bringing the farm online as a sustainable farm enterprise and community asset.
Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you forever." 1 Chronicles 28:8
Virginia State University: College of Agriculture
The Black Family Land Trust (BFLT) has a long standing partnership with the Small Farm Outreach Training Program and serves as an original member of the College of Agriculture, Natural Resources Advisory Committee. We conduct workshops and other trainings on our African American Land Ethic and the Wealth Retention Asset Protection (WRAP) programs.
North Carolina A&T State University: College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
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