|June 16, 2014 | View Online|
|True South: Unleashing Democracy in the Black Belt 50 Years After Freedom Summer|
The 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer was a pivotal moment for democracy in America. Yet 50 years later, despite many gains at the local level, the dream of Freedom Summer remains largely unrealized in the stretch of heavily black southern states known as the Black Belt. There are a number of significant and troubling signs:
This report examines the conditions in the Black Belt today and identifies lessons from Freedom Summer that can help today’s political organizers build a more inclusive Black Belt.
Here are three lessons that can provide framework for advancing inclusion and unleashing democracy in the Black Belt.
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