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African-American farmers in the 1930s

African-American farm people gathered at times to display their products and participate in the Lord’s Acre program, an extension of James G.K. McClure’s Farmers Federation in Fairview, established in 1920. In his efforts to support mountain farmers, McClure set up churches as branches, not only because of his belief in what he saw as core Christian values, but also because of effectiveness.

“The country church has been the nursery for many of the most constructive…