WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA - May 2001: M.O. Smith wipes the sweat from his brow while hosing down the milking barn after the morning milking at his farm in Williamsburg, VA. The Smiths own the livestock and equipment and Gospel Spreading Church in Newport News, VA, which they belong to, owns the land. It is said to be the oldest black dairy farm in VA.
"The black farmer was the backbone of America in farming," said M. O. Smith, 80. "Now, big corporations are taking over the farm industry, feeling they can take the land, build house, golf courses and shopping centers. They're interested in destroying the farm land. There's a day coming when they gonna need food, but, they're not going to be able to get food from that concrete." (Photo by Jeffrey Sauger)