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John and Ida Thurman - Modern Era

The Thurmans are African-American farmers of a small acreage, using sustainable practices to raise foodstuffs for themselves, their family and extended family of Black farmers in a small community, renting or bartering for additional land. They are involved with the youth in their area.

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Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Life on a small Kankakee County farm

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Walking tour of Thurman family farm


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A-V Barn

See also the Illinois State Museum's A-V Barn.


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