Document 81M: Photo by Elayne DeLott, Sharecropper Planting with Mules, Hayes Plantation, Panola County, Mississippi, [March 1965], Elaine DeLott Baker Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

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   Mules would soon be replaced by mechanized farm machinery, financed through loans from the Department of Agriculture. Black farmers would be systematically excluded from these loans, dealing a heavy blow to their ability of keep their farm.[86]

Photo by Elayne DeLott, Sharecropper Planting with Mules, Hayes Plantation, Panola County, Mississippi, [March 1965]
Source:Elaine DeLott Baker Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

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