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Lateef Dowdell watches the sunrise from what remains of land once belonging to his uncle Gil Alexander, who was the last active Black farmer in the community of Nicodemus, Kan., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Dowdell moved back to Nicodemus, a settlement founded by former slaves known as "exodusters" in the 1870s, several years earlier to take over the farm after his uncle died, but soon after lost most of the land when the bank foreclosed. New legislation in Congress aims to remedy historical inequities in government farm programs that have helped reduce the number of Black farmers in the United States from about a million in 1920 to less than 50,000 today. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Lateef Dowdell watches the sunrise from what remains of land once belonging to his uncle Gil Alexander, who was the last active Black farmer in the community of Nicodemus, Kan., Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Dowdell moved back to Nicodemus, a settlement founded by former slaves known as "exodusters" in the 1870s, several years earlier to take over the farm after his uncle died, but soon after lost most of the land when the bank foreclosed. New legislation in Congress aims to remedy historical inequities in government farm programs that have helped reduce the number of Black farmers in the United States from about a million in 1920 to less than 50,000 today. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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