S1 Ep7: A Family of Sharecroppers

Aired: 4/28/2012 | 0:01:24 | Clip
Brown University President Ruth Simmons grew up in a family of sharecroppers, a notorious system in which farmers pick cotton and live on someone else's land for a share of the profits. But they had to pay such high charges for rent, they often fell into a cycle of debt.