BLACK FARMER ART EXHIBITION 2020
Panel Moderator: Ambassador Andrew Young Jr.
Jock Webb Sr. & Clarence Davis
Meet A Few Panelist
Wenceslaus & Angie Provost
Provost Farms LLC.
New Iberia, LA
Angie and her husband Wenceslaus will be featured panelists at the Exhibit.
Black sugarcane farmers were once large economic forces in south Louisiana--they are landowners, entrepreneurs, and hard workers.
Similar to what is portrayed on OWN's "Queen Sugar" television series, African American cane farmers have become nearly extinct.
The Provost family — some of the very last black sugarcane farmers in the United States — has experienced many of these same problems as illustrated on TV. They have raised sugarcane for over four generations, yet their once-vast farm has fallen victim to discriminatory loan servicing by unscrupulous lenders and unfair treatment by sugar mill executives.
Open Bar 6:30-7:30
Andrew Young Jr. became active in the civil rights movement, working with Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Entering politics, Young served in Congress, was the first African American ambassador to the United Nations and became mayor of Atlanta. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Proceeds benefit limited resource farmers, ranchers, and cooperatives
These farmers are some of the best Blues musicians we know. You are in for a treat!!