Bryan Union Hall rally to focus on class action lawsuit


Hundreds of African-American farmers are expected to visit the Bryan Union Hall on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to hear about a recent decision by the Court of Appeals regarding a class action racial discrimination lawsuit against the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The payout for the lawsuit could be as high as $1.8 billion.

Thomas Burrell, president of the 15,000-member Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, will be present to explain the court ruling handed down on Oct. 31, and how farmers can cash in on what could be the largest Civil Rights settlement in U. S. history.

Two more rallies are set for Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, and the Leflore County Convention Center on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.