Alabama’s Black Sharecroppers: A History of Resistance in the 1930s

BY: DEREK IDE On July 15, 1931, around eighty men and women packed into a vacant house in Camp Hill, Alabama. The Croppers’ and Farm Workers’ Union (CFWU), an organization led largely by Black communist sharecroppers, held the meeting. Two of the organizers were the brothers Ralph and Tommy Gray. These two brothers came from…

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