Title

The impact of heirs’ property at the community level: The Case Study of the Prairie Farms Resettlement Community in Macon County, AL

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-244. Asheville; NC: US Department of Agriculture Forest Service; Southern Research Station.

Publication Date

2019

Date Added

2022-06-03

Abstract

Heirs’ property, or land and other assets passed from one generation to the next without the benefit of clear title, has been described as a major impediment to individual and community development for African Americans, particularly in the rural South. While the reasons for heirs’ property are many, including mistrust of the legal system and overt take- away schemes from local officials, little research has been conducted to examine the impact of heirs’ property at the community level.

Keywords

Economic Advancement

Disciplines

Agriculture

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