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  • Many rural communities in the state were still virtually a slavery-like system, where Black families rented or sharecropped land and bought their food from the same White landowners for whom they worked -- and at the end of the year, found they owed the owners money.

    Marian Wright Edelman: Remembering Sargent Shriver

  • Many of these residents were from socioeconomically underprivileged families who formerly sharecropped near the plant when it was dumping factory waste from PCB production.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Many of us grew up in an era before the young adult section -- when the kids 'section in the store was just picture books and some 400-volume sharecropped series like Sweet Valley High.

    Boing Boing

  • Alma and Ab moved into a small tenant house, sharecropped to pay the rent, and set about starting a family—with heartbreaking consequences.

    Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert

  • The family lived on about eight acres in St. Martin Parish in south-central Louisiana and sharecropped a couple hundred acres of surrounding sugar cane fields.

    Borel's school room was on the racetrack

  • We raised -- sharecropped cotton in rural northeast Georgia.

    CNN Transcript Mar 14, 2009

  • His father sharecropped a small farm before moving the family to his own place.

    The New Southern Strategy

  • His parents eked out a living on sharecropped land.

    Land pirates drive out black Texan rancher: but there's hope for others

  • The owner of the land they'd sharecropped for 25 years said everyone knew it was their granddaughter causing trouble in New Orleans, and asked them to move.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Margie, the oldest of their five children, was born in Brookhaven, just outside Natchez, on a farm the couple sharecropped.

    Marge Baroni: The Awakening of Activism

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