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John Boyd | Black Farmer's Association: Pigford Lawsuit

Clip | 8m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

John Boyd discusses the status of the Pigford Lawsuit Settlement. Timothy Pigford, a soybean and corn producer from NC sued the US Dept of Agriculture in 1997. His lawsuit cited years of racial discrimination as the main reason why he and many others were denied loans, eventually becoming the largest civil rights settlement in US history, totaling over $2 billion.

Aired: 05/14/14

Rating: NR

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