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"Rag Rug Making, Lakeview Project" FSA

"Rag Rug Making, Lakeview Project" FSA by Russell Lee. Lakeview FSA Project, Phillips County, Arkansas. A progect for Negroes. The FSA developed a program to purchase submarginal land owned by poor farmers and resettle them in group farms on land more suitable for efficient farming. The program failed because the farmers wanted ownership, not collective farming owned by the government.

African American20th Centurysilver emulsionFSAfarmingGreat Depressionsocial issuesrag rug