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Networking & Special Event
Film Screening - Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land
Oglethorpe Auditorium
In-Person Sunday 10/29/2023 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM   Add to calendar

Join us for a special film screening event following the Opening INCLUSION Marketplace Reception.

From Executive Producer Al Roker, Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land answers the question; why has black ownership of farmland dwindled to alarmingly low numbers and examines the causes, effects, and solutions to the issue of Heirs' Property. In just a few decades after the end of enslavement, Black Americans were able to amass millions of acres of farmland. Today approximately 90% of that land is no longer in Black hands. Various factors have been employed to take Black land including violence, eminent domain and government discrimination. But it is a little-known issue - Heirs’ Property - which has had a devastating effect on Black land ownership. Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land is a timely and stirring documentary from Emmy-nominated Producer/Director Eternal Polk and Al Roker Entertainment that examines the causes, effects, and what is being done to fight the exploitation of these issues and how landowners are reclaiming their agricultural legacy and creating paths to generational wealth.

Gaining Ground: The Fight for Black Land (Trailer)

Refreshments will be provided.

Space is limited, and seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

If a speaker has provided session materials, please see below or visit

Collis R. Jones Photo
Collis R. Jones, Vice President, U.S Public Affairs Policy & Strategy,
Deere & Company
Emily M.  Dickens, J.D. Photo
Emily M. Dickens, J.D., Chief of Staff, Head of Public Affairs & Corporate Secretary,