Updated: Oct 1, 2021
.(CNN) - In the wake of protests against racial injustice and police brutality, 19 Black families came together to purchase nearly 100 acres of land in rural Georgia in hopes of creating a safe space for Black people.
Community Living The New Ark?
A growing number of African American families across the U.S have began transitioning into land ownership. Many “A list“ celebrities have gone public with huge purchases of land. Maybach Music's Rick Ross spent $1 Million on 87 acres of land in in Fayetteville, Georgia naming it "Promise Land".
Many families are opting out of the suburban lifestyle and switching to a community of like minded individuals. This growing trend seems to stem as a result of the violence some feel they face in cites and suburbs across the nation.
By the turn of the 20th century, former slaves and their descendants had amassed 14 million acres of land. Black agriculture was a powerhouse and there were more black farmers than white farmers. But by the turn of the 21st century, 90 percent of that land was lost. Since then, black land ownership has been on a steady decline.