The dream of Beulah Land began with our founder Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman (Reverend Albert B. Cleage, Jr.). He reasoned that true black self-determination had to begin with the ability to feed yourself. Jaramogi said, “Historically, Black people have vacillated between three options or approaches to the problem of improving our overall conditions: 1. Do nothing and hope the problem goes away. 2. Cry out in protest. 3. Strike out in blind rage. We cannot build an acceptable collective future unless we can get a critical mass of Black people to choose the fourth option, Build for ourselves.” He proclaimed, a farm would be a “visible symbol” that would prophesy to the world more effectively than anything we could ever say.