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President of Black Farmers Urges Others to Participate in Lawsuit

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Thomas Burrell (Credit: Getty Images)

Thomas Burrell (Credit: Getty Images)

Texas has more Black farmers than any other state, but the head of the national organization says very few of them are taking part in a history-making lawsuit.

 

Thomas Burrell is on a mission to reach out to black farmers and their descendants in Texas. He says a landmark lawsuit attempts to right some of the wrongs of discrimination, but only a fraction of the Texas farmers have filed claims.

Burrell runs the Black Farmers & Agriculturalist Association. He says many heirs don’t realize they can be part of the settlement.

The deadline is May 1, 2013.

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