Black Homesteaders of the South

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By Bernice Alexander Bennett

Even though their names were never mentioned alongside the other rugged heroes of frontier lore, a startling number of homesteaders were Black men and women in the South, toiling on familiar land but now in unfamiliar fashion—as owners.
Publisher: The History Press  – October 2022
Paperback: 176 Pages

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Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: The History Press – October 2022

The Homestead Act of 1862, the Emancipation Proclamation and subsequent Reconstruction amendments didn’t just abolish slavery—they gave African Americans a chance to earn a living and own land. For many of these Black pioneers, this meant risking their lives to achieve this American promise of freedom. Author Bernice Alexander Bennett sets to change the narrative about the largely unknown Black homesteaders in the South.