Farming While Black

Film Screening

Join us for a special screening of a powerful feature film highlighting the inspiring journey of young Black farmers, featuring Leah Penniman, the 2023 Visionary Leadership Awardee and author of “Farming While Black.” From the heyday of Black-owned farms in 1910 to their decline today, Leah and her colleagues at Soul Fire Farm shed light on the challenges faced by Black farmers in the United States. Explore the deep historical roots of African agrarianism and discover how a new generation is reclaiming their heritage to cultivate a brighter future for us all.

Executive Production
Kontent Films

Mark Decena

Liz Lupino Decena

Lynn Kincaid Waymar

Lawrence Rickford

Bernardo Josue

Main Characters
Leah Penniman
Karen Washington
Blain Snipstal
Naima Penniman
Jonah Vitale-Wolf