Freedom Farm Cooperative

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Freedom Farms Cooperative was an agricultural cooperative in Sunflower County, Mississippi, founded by American civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer in 1967 as a community based rural and economic development project.[1] In 1969 Hamer received a $10,000 donation from Measure for Measure, a charitable organization based in Madison, Wisconsin.[2]


  1. ^ White, Monica M. (January 2, 2017). ""A pig and a garden": Fannie Lou Hamer and the Freedom Farms Cooperative". Food and Foodways. pp. 20–39. doi:10.1080/07409710.2017.1270647.
  2. ^ "Fannie Lou Hamer founds Freedom Farm Cooperative". SNCC Digital Gateway. Retrieved 2018-02-16.