This report is a grant application to the Office of Economic Development prepared by McClaughry Associates. The request is for $100,000 to conduct planning sessions. The application lays out a proposal for a community land trust in Albany, Georgia. Established in 1969, “New Communities, Inc.” sought to provide land, and thus an economic base, for black farmers in southwest Georgia. Bob Swann, Slater King, Faye Bennett, Charles Sherrod, and Andrew Young were all instrumental in developing this project which would become the first community land trust in the United States.
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