September 16th, 2010
09:12 AM ET
4 years ago

White House Dispatch: A man with a cause and a tractor

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 Virginia farmer John Boyd rolled into town Thursday on his red tractor, rumbling past the White House on his way to Capitol Hill. (PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Lothian/CNN)


8:45 a.m. - During my coffee break this morning, I came across Virginia farmer John Boyd. He was rolling into town on his red tractor, rumbling past the White House on his way to Capitol Hill.

It's a dramatic way to get the attention of Congress which has yet to fund more than a billion dollars in a settlement case for black farmers who were discriminated against decades ago.

This is a story first highlighted in the mainstream media by my colleague Ed Henry, who continues to pursue the efforts of black farmers to get the money they insist they deserve. An effort, as they put it to "sow seeds of justice."

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