African American Laborers Cultivating with Hoes | South Carolina's African American Heritage

A 1930 photograph of a group of African American laborers cultivating with hoes. Hoe culture was the predominant method of working the soil in traditional African agricultural societies, and the hoe remained the most important agricultural tool of African Americans well into the 20th century, only slowly replaced by the use of mule, horse, or oxen drawn plows

Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.