Our Mission

The Black /Land Project identifies and amplifies conversations happening inside black communities about the relationship between black people, land, and place in order to share their powerful traditions of resourcefulness, resilience and regeneration.

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Black/Land creates fertile soil in which the seeds of self-determination and social change can germinate, take root, and grow.

When black Americans of all ethnicities share their stories about relationship to land and place, they will:

♦ Acknowledge and transcend the effects of historical trauma on their relationships to land, place, and community;

♦ Engage, on their own terms, in local and national conversations about land use, environmental justice, sustainable economic prosperity, democratic civic engagement, and relationship to place;

♦ Offer to all people genuine cultural models for regeneration of land; reinvestment in place; and cultivating resilience as a form of resistance to oppression.