The African-American farmer in America is disappearing, especially those who own their land. With this film, we want to make people aware of the loss, of a way of life, which was and still is, a vital part of the African-American experience. The land loss numbers are staggering! In 1910, black farmers owned between 16-19 million acres of land, by 1997 they only owned 1.5 million acres. As of 2000 there were a little more than 18,000 black farmers, from a peak of 926,000 in 1920. And in Tillery’s home state of North Carolina, between 1982-1997, black-owned farms in the state went from 4,413 to 1,515, a loss of over 65%.