Item #27173 [Original hand-painted sign] Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Charles O. Prejean, director.
Federation of Southern Cooperatives; Charles O. Prejean [director]

[Original hand-painted sign] Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Arnaudville, LA? Federation of Southern Cooperatives, ca. 1970s. Very Good +. Item #27173

[Arnaudville, LA?]: Federation of Southern Cooperatives for Kellis Poitier, ca. 1970s. Original wood framed hand-painted sign (150x47cm.) with the organization's first director Charles O. Prejean and slogan "Forty Acres and a Mule" featured. Hanging mounts present to rear. Light wear and scuffing to frame and mild wear to painted sign; small hole drilled through center, but overall Very Good or better.

Founded in 1967 and growing out of the Civil Right Movement, The Federation of Southern Cooperatives, active today out of Epes, Alabama, advocates for black farmers at the local, state, and national level, promoting sustainable land ownership through the formation of co-ops, legal action, and public advocacy, such as their 1992 "Caravan to Washington.”

This sign produced for supporter Kellis Poitier, who operated the Tropicain Club in Arnaudville, Louisiana, in the 1950s and still resided there in the 1970s.

Price: $2,500.00