The Truth Behind ’40 Acres and a Mule’

“40 acres and a mule.” 400,000 landstrip…Section two specifies that these new communities, moreover, would be governed entirely by black people themselves: ” … on the islands, and in the settlements hereafter to be established, no white person whatever, unless military officers and soldiers detailed for duty, will be permitted to reside; and the sole and exclusive management of affairs will be left to the freed people themselves … By the laws of war, and orders of the President of the United States, the negro [sic] is free and must be dealt wit Continue reading The Truth Behind ’40 Acres and a Mule’