Founded by Albert Turner in 1967 as an economic push to enable black southerners to own and maintain their own land, the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA) was the first black-owned farm co-operative venture. This was an important but largely overlooked  development in civil rights in the deep south.

Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association SWAFCA 1968
Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association SWAFCA 1968

SWAFCA office, probably a local county substation of SWAFCA, and not the main Selma office.

Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association SWAFCA 1968
Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association SWAFCA 1968

Members of SWAFCA at a meeting in Selma Alabama

Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmers at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA) 1968
Farmers at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA) 1968
Farmers at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA) 1968
Farmers at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA) 1968
The Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
The Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Worker at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Worker at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Workers at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Workers at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmers at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmers at the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Buyer or manager from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA) 1968
Buyer or manager from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA) 1968
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association SWAFCA 1968
Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association SWAFCA 1968

Farmer and member of SWAFCA

Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
SWAFCA 18
SWAFCA 18
Family of a farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Family of a farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Family of a farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Family of a farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association SWAFCA 1968
Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association SWAFCA 1968

Farmer and member of SWAFCA

Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)
Farmer from the Southwest Alabama Farmers Cooperative Association (SWAFCA)