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The True South Report

In June, The Center for American Progress and the Southern Elections Foundation released the report True South: Unleashing Democracy in the Black Belt 50 Years After Freedom Summer. The report’s author is Ben Jealous, former leader of the NAACP. While the report is not exactly beach reading, I recommend spending some time at least with the early pages of True South, which provide a brief but solid socio-political history of the Black Belt. This history has to be understood if people want to get anything out of the current commemorations of 1964’s Freedom Summer in Mississippi and the upcoming celebrations… Read more The True South Report