Heirs’ Property Ownership with Kajsa Foskey

May 5th, 2022
Kajsa Foskey will discuss heirs’ property, a form of property ownership that is prevalent in African American communities across the rural south. The Department of Agriculture has identified heirs’ property as the leading form of involuntary Black land loss amongst African American landowners. She will use her own family history in Louisa County, Virginia to illustrate the many challenges that arise from this form of ownership and detail how our current property law doesn’t effectively protect Black landowners.
Robin Patton, of One Shared Story, who works with Kajsa, will briefly discuss carrying out cemetery recordation for the state Dept. of Historic Resources database.

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